partition not freeing it's space after deleting files from it
simon.zekar at literal.si
Wed Jan 7 15:10:41 PST 2004
after quite some time of flawless working my FreeBSD 4.7 server's "/var"
partition apeared full. I've examined used space which reveals that
partition could not be full.
`df -hi /var`
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted
/dev/twed0s1e 252M 78M 154M 33% 2388 30122 7% /var
`du -d0 -h /var`
There were regular open files from syslog (fstat, lsof), since i thought
that might be some reason of not releasing the space i've shoutdowned
them all but nothing happened. Used space remained untouched.
Even if I create some random file on this filesystem, the used size of
partition grows, but after deletion of this file the size does never shrink.
After reboot and fsck at boot the information about usage of partition
are fixed, but endless growing exists, so i have to reboot server
frequently to fix the filesystem's information.
The system is on 3Ware Escalade ATA RAID controller on RAID-1 array.
What could be causing this ?
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