LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
fboule
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Disk space issue on /tmp ext3 partition on Fedora release 7


Hello,

I am (still) using a Fedora release 7 (Moonshine). The filesystem is partitioned with ext3 and the /tmp folder resides in the extended partition.

Recently I had the error "/tmp folder full". The df command was indeed indicating the folder was 100% full, but doing a rm -rf /tmp/* and rm -rf /tmp/.* didn't help so much, it remained full at 96%. The only thing I could do is to reboot the server. It is now behaving normally.

Has anyone experienced the same issue? What is it and how do you fix it without rebooting?

On my side I have experienced the same issue several times with the old HPUX 9000 (I know I kinda deserve it), and only a reboot helps in such a case.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 02:35 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,397

Rep: Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963
quite possibly it would have been open files. a filename is just a pointer to the space ion disk, once an application has a file open, the filename entry is irrelevant. As such if you unlink the filename from the area of disk space it is associated to, the file is still there and in use, so the disk space can't be declared "free". referring to it as "unlinking" usually makes what you're acually doing clearer compared to "deleting" (unlink and rm are the same command)
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-04-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
fboule
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks a lot. Next time before rebooting I will try:

Code:
lsof | grep deleted
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
partition space and disk space usage and free don't match nsic Linux - Newbie 3 02-22-2013 12:57 PM
KDE will not start /tmp out of disk space Tony Littlejohn Mandriva 16 02-16-2009 02:08 AM
Extend ext3 Partition Using Unpartitioned Space On Same Hard Drive - Fedora Core 6 aaron4katie Linux - Hardware 9 01-11-2007 05:20 AM
Newbie - X won't let me login because not enough free disk space in /tmp sart1 Linux - Software 1 06-02-2005 10:22 PM
ext2 and ext3 use way more disk space then the other filesystems Necronomicom Linux - General 0 08-15-2004 10:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration