Weird DISKS behaviour on 4.8-STABLE

Vivek Khera khera at
Thu Sep 4 09:15:37 PDT 2003

>>>>> "OW" == ODHIAMBO Washington <wash at> writes:

OW> What happened is that all of a sudden, the disk would 'fill' up with
OW> nothing! Yes, that's true. I would try to track down whatever it is
OW> but end up with nothing. So I decide to reboot. What would then

If you shut down to single user mode, where all of your processes are
killed, does the space magically reappear (possibly after a few

If so, then some program has a reference to a file that has been
deleted on disk, but is still writing to it.  My guess is that you
rotate some log file but do not tell the process writing to it to
reopen the file.

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