"/" full

prasana@gmail prasana.iyengar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 12:40:18 CDT 2010

1. possibly some process is holding a open file handle  (lsof should  
be able to show this too)
2. some versions of the kernel had a bug where the filesystem  
accounting ; this will require a reboot to clear

prasana.iyengar at gmail.com
Lord Kelvin said, "If you can not measure it, you can not improve it."

On Mar 25, 2010, at 10:07 AM, Dimitri Yioulos wrote:

> All,
> A colleague at a very small company has CentOS 5.x
> running on a R200.  The other day, he tried to
> add a new user, but got an error.  His pptpd VPN
> also stopped working.  The long-and-short of it
> is that "/" (in its own partition) on his system
> is 100% full.  I've been helping him look for a
> solution to the problem:  we've looked at files
> and file sizes for (a) culprit(s), checked
> available inodes, and a few other things and, of
> course, googled for a solution.  We've come up
> empty.
> At this point, we don't want to add more space to
> the partition.  Can anyone suggest any other
> things we can try?
> Many thanks.
> Dimitri
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