My root partition (/dev/sda1) is full. Okay, I know this is frequently asked, but the time has finally come. I've been trying to solve this problem for a few months. I'm running Slackware 12.1 with jfs on / and /home, but this still happened on 12.0 when I was running reiserfs on both.
This is not necessarily cause for concern (everything still runs fine), except that
* Sometimes when I untar something, I get "no space left on device"
* I had a 6gb root partition, then when I installed Slackware 12.1 (fresh install), I made /dev/sda1 10gb, thinking that would prevent it from filling up
* I can't find the offending files; I've searched every Linux and Unix forum and mailing list on the web, and the usual suspects (/var/log, /tmp, /var/tmp) are not the culprits; each user has $TMP set to his or her own ~/tmp, as well as KDEVARTMP=~/tmp
* I was running sshd, thinking that /var/log/messages was filling up with ssh attacks; now that I've shut it off, deleting /var/log/messages does not solve the problem
* I run rsync backups nightly -- could it be stowing temporary files someplace?
So the real problems are:
* What causes it? i.e. how do I stop this from happening?
* How do I find the offending files, and delete them?
I've tried all the du, df, find and all that, and I don't find any single file that's over a gigabyte. Any other ideas?
Here's the output of df:
`--> df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 9.3G 9.3G 45M 100% /
/dev/sda3 27G 8.8G 19G 33% /home
tmpfs 501M 12K 501M 1% /dev/shm
shm 501M 12K 501M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1 39G 5.0M 39G 1% /mnt/hd
/dev/sdb5 77G 59G 15G 81% /media/multimedia
/dev/sdb6 34G 8.7G 25G 27% /mnt/backup
/dev/joelusb 243M 156M 88M 65% /home/joel/usb
gvfs-fuse-daemon 9.3G 9.3G 45M 100% /home/joel/.gvfs
Like I said, this is mainly irritating because of the occasional errors when "manually" installing (or updating) software, and that I don't know why it's happening.
Another note, I had a similar installation at work, running similar backups, and this never happened. That was behind a VPN.
Thanks for any suggestions,