/var with capacity -1%

Eugene Grosbein eugen at kuzbass.ru
Wed Apr 2 07:38:32 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 07:41:16PM +1300, Jonathan Chen wrote:

> > > 2) Files which are open (have active file descriptors associated with them)
> > > on /var before it filled may be causing this.  fstat may help you here. 
> > But /var is not full. It is _more_ than empty.
> > It is possible to have files that are open and held by processes on
> the filesystem that are no longer listed. If you kill the offending
> process the space will be freed up.

"lsof +aL1 <file_system>" shows unlinked open files
on the specified file system (quoting its man page).

Eugene Grosbein

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