GitLab partial outage - attempting to mitigate

Ben Gamari ben at
Mon Mar 20 13:44:41 UTC 2023

Ben Gamari <ben at> writes:

> Bryan Richter via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at> writes:
>> I eventually resorted to a server reboot, which cleared up all the problems
>> I was seeing. I think we're back in business.
> The root partition was close to running out of disk space yesterday. The
> problem appears to be that /nix is located on the small system drive. We
> should really address this although moving /nix is sadly not easy and
> will certainly require downtime.
In the meantime, I have significantly reduced the number of snapshots
retained in the root dataset. This brought disk usage down from 70% to
12%, which should keep us afloat for a long while.


- Ben
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