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# 1  
Old 02-16-2006
/tmp full

good morning

The /tmp filesystem is full at 99 %
I have do a "rm" but the size is the same.
so i think that a process is always alive, but how can i do to know it ? (because I have deleted some file in /tmp)

thank you
# 2  
Old 02-16-2006
use "fuser" (man fuser) to find out which process is using which file.

Alternatively get you the freeware tool "lsof" which is doing about the same.

# 3  
Old 02-16-2006
thank you for your response
My problem is that i have deleted some files in /tmp, so perhaps the "busy" file.
# 4  
Old 02-16-2006
In this case reboot the machine to shut down the process and see if the filesystem is empty now. If this is the case your problem is solved - implement some watchdog script to prevent hogging of /tmp-space again.

# 5  
Old 02-16-2006
thank you !
# 6  
Old 02-16-2006
i can't reboot now, it is a production server......
# 7  
Old 02-16-2006
could it be that your /tmp filesystem is large and the files that you deleted are small in comparison?

maybe try and use the 'du' command to see how large subdirectories are too.

of course, that's not to say that you deleted a large with a process still attached to it as others have mentioned also.

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