Re: resetting journal on ext3 system ...
On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 12:09:28PM -0500, vinai wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I came across some rather peculiar happening with Woody on my 8500 (it's
> a stock system, except for a 2.4.20 kernel). When I run a df as root on
> the system, I get:
> kaiso:/# df -k
> Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda7 495844 455382 14862 97% /
> /dev/sda8 1032088 741300 238360 76% /usr
> /dev/sda9 1519116 1056316 385632 74% /misc_space
> /dev/sdb 4392296 1487760 2681412 36% /home
> The root partition is the things worrying me. When I check all of the
> sub-directories within root though:
> kaiso:/# du -xsm /
> 76 /
> I only get about 76 MB of files. When I do this in / , however:
> kaiso:/# du -s .
> 4052342 .
> The only thing I can think of is my journal file has become rather large.
> Is that the case, and if so - is there a way to reset the journal on my
> filesystems, so I can choose more manageable sizes ?? I tried running
> tune2fs -J size=64, but I was told there was already a journal on the
> If I'm wrong about the journal becoming too large, what else could this
> be ?
ISTR that the journal is fixed-size, so that is unlikely to be the
I guess you have some unlinked open files on that filesystem. Try
running "lsof +aL1", and check if there are large files listed. If there
are, stop the programs listed in the first column for those files. The
space should then be available again.
Note that if you did reboot recently (i.e. after the problem started),
the above is not the cause.
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