I asked similar question in superuser, no satisfying answer. Re-post here with some update.

I mount a remote host to my system during debug because the source code is on that host, but after I do the mount, I keep receiving the warning message:

Broadcast message from root@<the remote host> (Mon Feb  1 10:59:03 2016):

Disk partition /src_host has only 5% free

/src_host is the mount point at my host.

It is very disruptive as it shows up every 2 minutes.

I tried "mesg n" command, but it does not help. My suspicion is I log in my host as "root" and the warning message is sent from "root" also.

I cannot change the remote host, only change the local host.

The only thing I can think of is, create a new user at the local host and log in as that user. Not done that before. Like to avoid the hassle if possible.

Any help is appreciated.


Two ideas:

  1. add space or remove files from the mount in the hopes of getting it under whatever threshold this wall process is using.

  2. Try to block the rpc traffic. Run rpcinfo | grep walld. Then run rpcinfo -d <the number from the first column> 1. This will remove walld from the list of listening rpc services on your host.


$ rpcinfo | grep walld
100008  1         ticlts,udp                       walld
$ rpcinfo -d 100008 1
  • I get the error: rpcinfo: can't contact rpcbind: RPC: Remote system error - No such file or directory – my_question Feb 2 '16 at 23:16
  • to confirm; you're using NFS to mount the share? The error you got makes it sound like rpcbind is not running, which I think NFS would require. – Jeff Schaller Feb 3 '16 at 19:56

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