update: it finally crashed after reaching "no space left on device", which is a bit weird because df claimed I still had >270GB free
I know this drive hasn't been fsck'd in forever, so there might be some degree of corruption going on. yipee.
@klardotsh i've occasionally experienced the phenomenon of running out of inodes on some unixy filesystems - there's still lots of free 'space' but the inodes are exhausted, and the error presents as 'no space left on device'. If this might be your issue you can test with
@voxel ooooh this is very good insight! It takes >2hrs to repro this but I'll have to give it a whirl some time to see if that's the problem (wouldn't surprise me given this spews zillions of tiny files into my homedir which is also my root f2fs partition)
@voxel ope, yep, even after having deleted the output folder in question, I only have 3.6M inodes left, and I'd bet money torvalds/linux has had well over 3.6M versions of all files in its history
guess I found the limitations of my project: can render any *reasonable* git repo, but not the Big Kahuna Burger of git repos unless on a different FS
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