Reduce system inode count

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Reduce system inode count

I have lots of space on my system.
linux-e30c:~ # df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        41G  3.4G   35G   9% /
/dev/sda3        91G   36G   51G  42% /home
/dev/sda2        99G  3.4G   91G   4% /usr

But still somehow the inode count has almost finished up and some times I am not able to create files.
linux-e30c:~ # df -ih
Filesystem     Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        2.6M  2.6M   12K  100% /
/dev/sda3        5.8M  109K  5.7M    2% /home
/dev/sda2        6.3M  143K  6.2M    3% /usr

I tried deleting many files especially of small sizes.
Is there any way(other then to format the sda1) out of this issue to decrease the inode count?
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Have you tried running the filesystem checker (fsck)?

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Alternatively, you could find and remove empty or zero sized files since they occupy inodes:

touch myfile
cat myfile

ls -i myfile
740458 myfile

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Yes I have tried fsck but did not succeed.
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To reduce the number of inodes, you will need to reduce the number of files.

Not enough inodes for the number of files is a common problem in small ext2/3 filesystems. You can tell it to give you more inodes when created but it's difficult to add more later.
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