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Old 10-14-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Mass
Distribution: Freebsd 5.3, Debian sid 2.6.7
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how to reduce /proc size


i'm runnin debian sarge 2.6.7-i386 on a laptop with ethernet, sound, ati graphics, wireless modules with very limited space. i have /, /usr, /var, /tmp, /home, and /boot are all on seperate partitions. due to a gross careless mistake in installation, i now have a 0.5 GB / partition.

the problem is i have a unusually big /proc folder ~ 385 MB. (as opposed to a friend of mine running gentoo with 180 MB /proc). and my question are a) are there ways to reduce this /proc and if so how? b) if i can't reduce this /proc how can i resize / without reinstallation?

thanks a bunch!
Old 10-14-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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i've set the partition to be 0.5 GB big, as fdisk tells me, but df tells me the partition is only 450 MB, and gkrellm's file system tells me it's only 480 MB, what's with the discrepancies?


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