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Old 09-29-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
gromo
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/home file system 100% full


My /home file system is 100% full. /home is a 500MB file system.
I am running RedHat Linux AS 2.1. I tried looking for the disk hog;

$ cd /home
$ du -ks * | sort -rn | more

The biggest directory is 13MB, and I only have 14 directories in /home.

I thought maybe there is a process associated;

$ fuser /home (No processes were shown)

I then checked the inodes.

$df -i

I have plenty of inodes available, so this isn't my problem.
There is nothing mounted on top of the /home file system, other then the correct mount point. What are some other things I could look for?

Thanks!

-Gary
 
Old 09-30-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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du -ks * doesn't include 'hidden' directories - are there any folders in /home that start with a . ? Have you done a fsck on the /home partition?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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There are no hidden files that I see. No . files (dot files), or any other charactor (?*&%) files.
I have not yet fsck'd the file system. I will try that and let you know. Assuming the fsck comes back clean, what might you try next? Thank you for your reply.

-Gary
 
Old 09-30-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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A reboot fixed my problem. I know I had a process that was eating up my /home disk space.
I have had these types of problems on other O.S.'s (UNIX).

I am disapointed in fuser.
I cannot believe it would not show me the processes that were using the /home file system.
Maybe I was using it wrong.?.?.?

-Gary
 
Old 10-14-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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The fuser command isn't called as you were using it. If you say fuser /home you ar saying "tell me who the hell is accesing this file. The good way is saying fuser -m /home, that means "tell me who is accesing something in this mount point".

BTW, placing -mk instead of -m you say "kill the process" instead of "tell me the process' pid"...
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:47 PM   #6
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lsof works well.
 
  


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