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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2011

High Flash warning

After upgrading mu 200e from 5.2 to 5.3 to 6.0 to 6.1 to 6.2 i now have a high flash warning 90%. What can i get rid of or how do i clean it up?

Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root               121008    103508     11256  90% /
/dev/hda1               120992    103216     11532  90% /mnt

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: High Flash warning

Please check with tracedump -S if the switch has a dump file.

You can remove it with tracedump -R

After that procedure the memory consuption should be OK.

I hope this helps,


New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2011

Re: High Flash warning

There was no tracedump.

DRFCSW1:root> tracedump -S
Dump status for switch:
No dump present on  the switch

Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: High Flash warning

Can you run the Supportsave command and then check the memory condition.

Also the output of memshow would be helpful.

Regular Contributor
Posts: 178
Registered: ‎04-21-2008

Re: High Flash warning

Hi -

which version of 6.2 did you choose ?

Have a look at 6.2.2e release notes :

Defect ID: DEFECT000228996
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Brocade 200E and embedded switch with 256M compact flash reports disk usage is too high with FOS v6.2
Symptom: Fabric watch marks switch as unhealthy and provides warning message about compact flash is 90% full after upgrade to FOS v6.2
Feature: Infrastructure
Function: Firmware Download
Probability: High
Found in Release: FOS6.2.0

Defect ID: DEFECT000282595
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Reduce compact flash usage for 4G embedded platforms
Symptom: After code upgrade to FOS 6.2.x on 4G embedded platforms, there isn't much room left for switch to operate safely. If there is core dump, switch compact flash could get full and result in switch cannot boot up due to corrupted file system etc.
Feature: Field Escalation
Probability: Medium
Found in Release: FOS6.2.0

Not sure thoses issues has been adressed

Kind regards,



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