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Old 08-14-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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Full of '/tmp/6R96Sk' empty files


My server is full of '/tmp/6R96Sk' empty files. They are 16,000 and created
by 'apache' user:
-rw------- 1 apache apache 0 Aug 11 10:38 6R95Sk
-rw------- 1 apache apache 0 Aug 14 09:35 6RGDaN
-rw------- 1 apache apache 0 Aug 11 10:07 6ReFS9
-rw------- 1 apache apache 0 Aug 11 12:29 6S1RDK

How could I know which process created them?

Thank you very much.
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Check the output of lsof to see whether any file that matches that
naming convention is open, and if so, which process owns it.

Old 08-14-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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Hi Tink.

Thank you very much for your answer. The files are created by mysqld:
[]# lsof | grep tmp
mysqld     9458  mysql    6u   REG      0,143         0  257464839 (deleted) /tmp/ibE3FYj2
mysqld     9458  mysql    7u   REG      0,143         0  257464842 (deleted) /tmp/ibQfnPrU
mysqld     9458  mysql    8u   REG      0,143         0  257464843 (deleted) /tmp/ib28EpRM
mysqld     9458  mysql   14u   REG      0,143         0  257464844 (deleted) /tmp/ibXKSBlC
Does anybody know why is mySQL creating this files? Thank you very much.


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