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Old 10-20-2010, 07:13 AM   #1
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/tmp full - but not full ?


My server is showing as 95% full, but when I check any folders underneath and files, they add up to about only a few percentage of the space.

- /tmp - 2GB LUN
- currently using 1.8GB of the 2GB
- files in the directory add up to only 50MB (I've checked for hidden files as well.. 'ls -lah'


Anyway else of telling how /tmp can have so much usage when there appears there is hardly anything in it?

what will happen to the server if /tmp is full?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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What does
Code:
du -skx /tmp
return?

And there may be deleted files in there that are still in use. The disk space is not freed until the files are closed.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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i figured it out...

the command 'lsof |grep /tmp' showed me open files, some of which had been deleted, but still had orphan processes running. I deleted the processes and the disk space freed up to just 2% usage!

appreciate your quick reply and assistance though..
 
  


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