Re: bloating file system
on Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 03:45:49PM -0400, Harland Christofferson (Harland.Christofferson@ZeroCrossings.com) wrote:
> At 16 April 2003, Matthias Hentges <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Am Mit, 2003-04-16 um 19.33 schrieb Harland Christofferson:
> >> i have a root "/" file partition that has swelled to 100% use
> >> without explaination. preceding this, my machine had faulty ram. i
> >> replaced the ram. i do not know if this somehow caused an error in
> >> the filesystem. does anyone know how i may repair this bloated
> >> filesystem?
> >The faulty RAM module may have produced lots and lots of error
> >messages in your logfiles.
> >Check /var/log, or do a "cd /;du -h *" to find the folder which
> >filled up your HD.
> you are precisely correct! /var/log/syslog and /var/log/debug were
> titantic in size! furthermore, tons-o-email error messages in /var/spool
> interesting symptom.
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Sounds also as if you could use logrotate (a Debian package) and sane
partitioning. Concerning the latter:
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