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Old 06-04-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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Close file descriptors


I deleted a file owned by a running process. The file is still open
and the descriptor exists in /proc/<pid>/fd.
I see data are still written to the hard drive but there is no file name.
Is it possible to close the file descriptor of the deleted file so the data are no more written to the disc without exiting the process which created the file?


Old 06-04-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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The process must close the file (perhaps you can tell the process to take this action if it has some sort of interactive interface). That or you will need to terminate the process.


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