Re: Full Root
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On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Anthony Landreneau wrote:
> My root partition, of 400 megs is full. The partition /usr and that of
> /var are all on their own partition. I have looked in every directory for
> a core file, and have scanned for viruses. There is no reason that the
> root partition should be filled to capacity and I can't seem to find the
> reason that it is. Fsck, shows the drive as find. Any help in this matter
> would be much appreciated.
A file that had been deleted, but is still opened by some process (e.g. a
daemon) will still occupy space until the last process that has a file
descriptor open will close it. So if all else fails, see if rebooting
makes any difference.
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