Re: Linux 2.0.30 losing HD space?

Travis Woodbury (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 17:34:05 -0400 (EDT)

On 10 Jun, Niels wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Baldur Norddahl wrote:
>> I have another server that also have this problem. The only common factor
>> between these two servers I can think of is that they are running linux
>> 2.0.30 and they have long uptimes.
> I once had a rather funny problem on my computer at home. / is a small
> partition that inadvertantly got filled while a crontab moved some
> logfiles around. However, when I attempted to fix the problem by removing
> the old log files, df / would give free disk space on / for only a few
> seconds before it was filled up totally again! No process was holding
> anything open, I'm sure of that.
> Eventually I hit the reset button, /tmp is also on /. e2fsck reported
> indeed lots of "zero dtime" warnings... After that, everything back to
> normal, and haven't had a similar problem since.

I had a problem about a week ago where I was really low on disk
space(0M). I proceded to delete unneeded files from my system and
free'd up about 50M. Within a few minutes my disk was full again. I
again deleted some extra stuff (10Meg) and watched my disk space
dissapear as I continually did 'df's. I looked a little closer and saw
that some of my directorys were not the normal 1k size. Some were as
large as 12Meg. I then unmounted and remounted the partionion that was
getting full and have had no problems since.

This was on a dx4-100 running 2.0.30

Travis Woodbury                Real World Interface, Inc.
Sr. Systems Technician         Robots for the Real World