Re: Space recovery
On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 02:45:41PM -0400, John Graves wrote:
> I am still discovering what I don't know...Among that is why after I
> deleted a 17GB error log, df does not report that space as usable. Is
> there some process I need to start after deletion to actually recover
> that space?
The process that produced the error log is probably still running. The
file will only be really removed after all references to it are gone,
and that includes file descriptors in running processes.
Try restarting (or just stopping, if you don't need it) the program, or
rebooting the machine.
> John Graves
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