[freebsd-questions] file system full help

Noah admin2 at enabled.com
Thu Apr 20 16:05:49 UTC 2006

On 20 Apr 2006 11:46:18 -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote
> "Noah" <admin2 at enabled.com> writes:
> > I sometimes get reports of "file system full" but not accurately because when
> > viewing the drive with "df -k" I find there is adequate space on the drive. 
> > Usually this is casused by log files considered larger than the available
> > space on the /var directory.  I would like to see if this in fact the case.
> > 
> > Can somebody please remind me what commands I can use to troubleshoot this
> > current condition?
> I'm not sure I understand what you're asking correctly, but these FAQ
> entries may help explain what the filesystem is doing:
>  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#DU-
> VS-DF http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-
> 1/books/faq/disks.html#DISK-MORE-THAN-FULL

you know I found those pages and they were completely unhelpful.   lsof looks
a lot deeper and sees reserved space that df and du does not show.  read my
original post.  I already explained that.



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