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Old 05-04-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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discrepancy between quota and du -sh ~

I'm running linux on a server and am unable to execute new processes.
The quota command gives that I'm using up all my quota but when I run du -sh ~ it shows that I have not used up all the quota.
It seems that there is some proccess running in the background that is taking up all memory, but I am unable to seek & destroy it.
I have tried ps -aux.
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du reports what is actually in use by files and directories.

It does not tell you anything about the disk quota limits you may have. Disk limits are shown using the quota command.

Second, disk quotas have nothing to do with "executing new processes". That deals with system resource limits (memory, processes), and is shown using "ulimit -a".

Try using the "top" utility. Sometimes it is easier to use when trying to spot things.


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