Tool for warning user that partition is almost full?
wakko at generation.no
Fri Mar 24 02:40:52 GMT 2006
Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Thursday 23 March 2006 13:54, Anders Storsveen wrote:
>> Nigel Henry wrote:
>>> On Thursday 23 March 2006 12:18, Felix E. Klee wrote:
>>>> Is there a KDE tool that monitors disk space and that warns the user if
>>>> a partition reaches a certain fill state?
>>> Hi Felix. I normally use Kdisk free, which is on the "System" menu. It
>>> shows the state of discs with a graph, and I've just looked in the help
>>> file for it, and see there, that there is also a setting, under "General
>>> Settings" for an alert window to pop up, if a disc gets critically full.
>> I've used it for a while too, but it doesnt work :/ I've ran out of
>> space without warning lots of times... Luckily I usually have an open
>> terminal, or i'd be f*cked.
> Hi Again Anders. I don't know it you want to continue this discussion. Please
> let me know. I've had another look at Kdiskfree. I've trying loading up a
> small partition until it redlines. Ksdiskfree's warning does work, but only
> if you have it open on the desktop, or minimized to the panel. This isn't a
> great deal of help, but I suppose just leaving it minimized isn't a big deal
> when you logout, and shutdown, and is just taking up a bit of panel space,
> and a few CPU cycles.
hehe, I basically wanted to just say that it didn't work, but it's great
that you have looked into it, and confirming and finding out what the
problem is. I do think kde should have native support disk-full stuff
anyway, and not handled (poorly) by a addon app. ;)
> Also you only get the one warning message when Kdiskfree changes from a
> greenline to a redline. Logging out and back in, gives no further warnings,
> and adding more data to the overfilled drive gives no further warning. Same
> goes if you logout, shutdown, and reboot. You either fix it when you get the
> warning or take the consequences.
> I'm also having a look at K System Guard. System Notifications shows a line
> for K System Guard, showing "Sensor exceeded critical limit" , and will
> display a messagebox. Again you possibly have to have K System Guard open on
> the desktop for this to work, but the help pages say that it can also be run
> in daemon mode. I presume by this that it will always be running in the
> background. Perhaps running it this way will display warning message boxes.
> There are some caveats though for running K System Guard in daemon mode. I'll
> play around with it this evening.
> It's not nice redlining, and have on;y had this happen once on my Gentoo
> install. Emerge puts a large ammount of data in the archives, and it doesn't
> take long to achieve state critical.
> The Kdiskfree critical warning experiment was carried out on FC2, and using
> KDE 3.3.2-14.FC2.
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