a monster stole my /
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Apr 29 15:39:13 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 03:34:12PM +1000, Colin Yuile wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:40:09 +1000
> Hartleigh Burton <hartleigh.burton at destra.com> wrote:
> > Hiya!
> > I have a problem with / currently being at 108% capacity. I have found
> > a previous thread in the archives which explains a few questions but I
> > can't find what is taking up all the additional space. At best without
> > destroying what I still do not understand I can manage to get / to
> > about 101% capacity.
> > To answer a couple of potential questions straight up, there is
> > nothing in /root and /tmp is on a separate partition.
> > intranet# df -h
> > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> > /dev/da0s1a 989M 986M -76M 108% /
> > devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> > /dev/da0s1e 989M 216K 910M 0% /tmp
> > /dev/da0s1f 58G 4.8G 48G 9% /usr
> > /dev/da0s1d 4.8G 2.2G 2.3G 49% /var
> > /dev/da1p1 3.3T 682G 2.4T 22% /db
> > devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /var/named/dev
> > intranet# du -h -d1
> > 2.0K ./.snap
> > 1.5K ./dev
> > 218K ./tmp
> > 4.8G ./usr
> > 2.2G ./var
> > 1.7M ./etc
> > 2.0K ./cdrom
> > 2.0K ./dist
> > 1.1M ./bin
> > 71M ./boot
> > 4.4M ./lib
> > 360K ./libexec
> > 2.0K ./media
> > 512B ./net
> > 2.0K ./proc
> > 3.8M ./rescue
> > 26K ./root
> > 4.1M ./sbin
> > 512B ./host
> > 682G ./db
> > 689G .
> > If I move the old kernel/GENERIC files from /boot I can manage to get
> > back to 101%, I really have no idea where the rest of the space has
> > gone though. Is there any way to locate large files on a specific
> > partition?
> > I did have a problem not too long ago where my /db array did not mount
> > and MySQL managed to recreate the default/sample database on /db/
> > mysql, could this default database be somewhere else on / while the /
> > db array problem was fixed?
> > *scratches head*
> It is possible that you have mounted a filesystem onto a non empty directory.
> The stuff in the dir used as a mount point will be hidden by the mount.
Good one. I had forgotten that one.
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