Phantom /var full messages
pauls at utdallas.edu
Fri Sep 10 07:49:08 PDT 2004
--On Friday, September 10, 2004 11:58:41 AM +0100 shahid at zonewave.net wrote:
>> I'm running snort 2.1.3 and mysql 3.23.58 on FreeBSD 4.9 RELEASE. All
>> applications are built from ports.
>> Periodically I get /var full messages and everything comes to a grinding
>> halt. The problem is, /var isn't full.
>> df -h will show /var at 104%, but du -h /var shows /var at 40% (for
>> example). If I shut down snort and mysql, wait for a minute and then
>> them back up, df agrees with du again.
> The best thing to do is increase some more space in /var (as default it is
> 256MB?) - you need to mount /var somehow to 400MB. How to do that?
How in the world would that help? (BTW, /var is 31GB) The problem isn't
that I'm running out of space. The problem is that df *thinks* I'm out of
space, most likely because of a filehandle problem (but I'll confirm that
here once I figure it out.)
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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