#1573 SciTE isn't complaining about empty disk space if the file already exists


I'm using SciTE 3.3.8 and if a file already exists and will be saved later again while there is no disk space SciTE isn't complaining about this and suggests to the user that the file was successfully saved while the content got deleted. I think it would be better if SciTE would show an error message and not deleting the content.


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2014-01-29

    With default settings, I'm seeing an error message: "Could not save file ''".

  • Sworddragon

    Sworddragon - 2014-01-29

    I have tested this again with the default configuration but the problem still exists. But I'm hitting only the soft limit of my disk space due to the reserved blocks (in this testcase with "tune2fs -m 50 /dev/sda1"). Maybe it is related to this?

    • Neil Hodgson

      Neil Hodgson - 2014-01-30

      It may be related to system allowed overcommit. On GTK+/Linux, its most likely happening in the synchronous arm of SciTEBase::SaveBuffer and it would be worthwhile tracing the result of convert.fwrite here. Its possible that better error checking is needed in Utf8_16_Write::fwrite.


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