/tmp: filesystem full

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Dec 12 14:19:36 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 04:11:24PM -0600, Cesar Amaya wrote:

> >Looks like something, maybe your mail program has a large file open - 
> >maybe trying to receive a huge file.   Killing the process could get
> >that file closed and either it would be gone or would finally show
> >how much space it is holding.
> >
> >////jerry
> >
> >  
> I even restarted the server but the problem is still there.
> this is what I got every amount of time (not always).
> root     mail.local  8987    3 /tmp          4 -rw-------  616886272 rw
> I don´t understand why mail.local is gathering a file that big

Apparently someone out there keeps trying to resend that awful
huge mail file, so whenever you restart, it gets stuck in that
same condition.  If you can track down the source of the file,
either nuke it or block it.


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