How to recover disk space after "filesystem full"

Luke Dean LukeD at
Fri May 22 17:48:52 UTC 2009

On Fri, 22 May 2009, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> Luke Dean wrote:
>> I ended up rebooting the box.
>> Was there any other possible solution I could've tried?
> You have to restart the service that was holding the log file(s) open.
> The system does not release the space while an application is 'using'
> the file, even after it's been deleted.

Oh yeah!  I forgot.
I've got it configured to use syslogd to handle the dhcp logging, so I
probably just needed to restart that one.  I probably could've left
dhcpd running.
This kind of emergency always seems to happen before I get a chance
to make coffee.
Thank you.

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