Phantom /var full messages
doublef at tele-kom.ru
Fri Sep 10 10:12:35 PDT 2004
On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 11:57:57AM -0500,
Paul Schmehl probably wrote:
> --On Friday, September 10, 2004 11:23:11 AM -0400 Jerry McAllister
> <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> >If you are doing database stuff, then I can't imagine having a /var
> >of less than a few GB, unless you move a lot of stuff out of /var and
> >create links. See some recent previous posts on the subject.
> (BTW, /var is 31GB)
> Did you miss this?
Actually, I mentioned that 31 is `a few' for some values of `a few'
I have no experience with mysql, but I'd think something is creating
tons of smaller files and not closing them, rather than a program
keeping a 31G file open (inflating 400M to 31G should be difficult even
for mysql). Try (yet another ugly fstat hack)
# fstat | grep /var | grep mysqld | wc -l
to show the number of files open by the mysqld process (or any other
process if you change the name) in the /var fs.
Did you try asking on a mysql-related list?
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
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