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Old 05-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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how to close open file without killing process


when I run lsof there are open files that I want to close without killing the proccess. Is there anyway to close the open file without killing the process it is attached to? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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Not really - unless there's some means of telling the
process to let go of those files.

What's the objective of that exercise, anyway?



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Old 05-13-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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we have an oracle update process that creates arc files in directory thats 8gb. The directory get full before the process completes so we move the arc files to an nfs mount point to create space; however, some not all of the arc files that we move show up as open files. This makes directory appear to be full even though we have moved the arc file and we are not able to continue the oracle update process until there is space available. whats weird is if we do df -h is says full if we do du -sh it says we have space. When we kill the process it release the open files and gives the space. Any ideas? Thanks

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Directly dump to the NFS mounted directory?
 
  


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