var Filesystem Full Help
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Apr 3 16:42:18 UTC 2007
On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 09:18:29AM -0700, Sean Murphy wrote:
> I am getting these errors on my var filesystem but df -h shows there is
> plenty of space available.
> I am running FreeBSD 5.4
> muse2# df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/amrd0s1a 989M 56M 854M 6% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/amrd0s1e 989M 32M 878M 4% /tmp
> /dev/amrd0s1f 9.5G 4.2G 4.6G 48% /usr
> /dev/amrd0s1g 245G 9.4G 216G 4% /usr/home
> /dev/amrd0s1d 1.9G 526M 1.3G 29% /var
> muse2# tail /var/log/messages
> Apr 3 09:00:44 muse2 kernel: pid 537 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber
> 126291 on /var: filesystem full
> Apr 3 09:09:55 muse2 kernel: pid 52000 (httpd), uid 80 inumber 170037
> on /var: filesystem full
> Apr 3 09:12:59 muse2 kernel: pid 34758 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber
> 127701 on /var: filesystem full
> I have restarted the mimdefang process but I get the same messages.
> What can I do?
The first thing that comes to mind is that some process created
some huge file[s] and then unlinked it[them], but has not actually
ended and released the space. But, that is an awfully lot of
space to be held on to that way. Have you rebooted since the
problem showed up?
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