HELP! Boot stuck at Console with Welcome to SUSE message and login prompt

Good day!
Hope someone can assist us on our live environment. We did system reboot but now unable to access Gnome.
System boot appears to be fine with Welcome to Grub and some SUSE splash screen but it got stuck on console with below message:
[ 8.688816] mei_mc 8000:00:16.0: Initialization failed.
_Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1 (x86_64) - Kernel 3.12.74-60.64.40-default (tty1).
Hint: Num Lock Off
linux login: ___
Tried init3 then init5 then startx but encountered error below.
_cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device
Thanks in advance.

Are you using btrfs for the / filesystem? If so what does the following show;

btrfs filesystem usage /
snapper list | wc -l

Hi malcolm,
Thanks for you response.
It turns out the inodes were full which caused the issue. after deleting files, issue was resolved.
Would be kind to share any documentation to avoid this issue?

@“Robeth John” are you doing any health monitoring of the systems, snmp, nagios etc? Or setup a systemd timer and service to check and send an email for say df -ih /?

Hi @malcolmlewis,
Unfortunately, we don’t have that kind of monitoring yet as sadly the issue came back today.
What could be causing the issue?

Appreciate all your help.

OK, btrfs will always be zero, as it has no limit… :wink: Is the disk really full?
btrfs subvolume list -s /
Have you configured snapshots, as that could be taking up space.