/var full

Peter Boosten peter at boosten.org
Thu Jun 19 18:03:01 UTC 2008

Paul Schmehl wrote:
>>>  I'm leaning toward some sort of bug in mysql version 5.0.51 which
>>> creates a temporary file (in the wrong place) and then doesn't
>>> release it until it exhausts the space on the drive.  In any case,
>>> I'm going to report it to the mysql folks as such and hope they can
>>> figure out what the cause is.

try to find the file with
# fstat | grep var

This will give a list with inodes for open files (the 6th column).

# find /var -inum <inode>

will the display the file (unless it has been
deleted while still open - seen that once: restarting mysql probably 
will resolve that).


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