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Old 09-15-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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/proc filesystem has too many 2gb files hard disk getting full


Hi all

/proc filesystem has too many 2gb files ana hard disk getting full. the path is /proc/<pid>/fd and /proc/<pid>/task/<pid>. The disk is full so i need to delete these files but whatever i know is dont delete any file from /proc filesystem. Any idea on that?

ty...
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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The /proc file system is a virtual filesystem. It doesn't take up any of your harddrive space at all. Your probably is likely something other then a file in /proc
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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Hi,

May i send you screenshots so you can identify better. Have mail?

ty
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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Hi,

Could you post the output of (as root):

To report filesystem disk space usage:
df -h

and

To show file space usage:
du -sH /*
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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EDIT: nm.....

ok, that post was just plane wrong... got my switches all backwards...

"du -s --si /*" is what you want to do..... That will give you a managable list of things you can post here. The only difference between du -s --si /* and du -sH /* is that newer versions of du will complain about the -H option.

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:40 AM   #6
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Hi buddies,

Ty for your great support the problem is solved really didnt know anything about "du". Everyday you learn something
 
  


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