Urgent: filesystem "full", though space is available

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Mar 17 16:33:45 UTC 2008

In response to Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com>:

> In the last episode (Mar 17), Bill Moran said:
> > In response to "Armando Cambra" <acambra at gmail.com>:
> > 
> > > Or try to find the culprit with lsof (can't remember the options).
> > > You will see some processes using files you don't have --> kill
> > > that process and your space will be freed.
> > 
> > You can also use fstat if you don't wan to install Linux software on your
> > BSD system.
> The l in lsof doesn't stand for Linux :)  lsof is bsd-licensed
> actaully.

True, but not my point.

lsof is like wget ... it's built into almost every Linux distro.  Thus
you see lots of people suggesting your install lsof and wget on BSD
systems with no mention of fstat and fetch.  Even if lsof is BSD
licensed, it's really a Linux program on account of how it's used.

fstat, in particular, is just as useful as lsof in every case I've needed

I'm just being pedantic :)

Bill Moran

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