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Re: losing disk space

To: roberto@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: losing disk space
From: Iustin Pop <iusty@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 22:06:32 +0200
Cc: Greg Koch <gkoch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 04:32:52PM +0100, roberto@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> > while du-sch / reports another.  The value du give stays pretty much
> > steady while the value df gives shows a gradual loss of disk space.
> >
> Maybe the problem is related to some process(es) that do not close a file
> descriptor (a previously opened file), and a user or another precess has
> removed the file.
> As far I know "df" shows the free space with the "opened" but deleted
> file, du shows the free space).

More exactly, do a:
 lsof +L1
and see if any /var/log/ files show up in this - it lists files deleted
but still in use - for those Unix won't free space until after they are
closed.

Iustin Pop


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