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SubjectRe: disk full or not? you decide...
On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 03:30:11PM -0400, Shawn Veader wrote:
> does anyone know why this is happening? our guess is that the logs
> to reiser are getting quite large. how do we flush them and force
> a garbage collection? we save and remove several large files on this
> partition as the system is running. therefore, i figure that the
> space is kept around till the log is flushed in case it is needed for
> replaying the journal. am i totaly off?

No, space should be available right away, and the journal have fixed
size (32 MB pr default)

Most likely the problem is caused by a big file (or more files) beeing
deleted but some program still keeping it open. Then the space can not
be reused until that program closes the file.

You can get a list of deleted files that are still open with:
ls -l /proc/*/fd | grep deleted

Ragnar Kjorstad
Big Storage
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