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Old 04-25-2002
Question Process responsible for filling up /var/tmp


Help ! - I have a process which I cannot find that is writing to /var/tmp every 10 minutes and filling up my partition, it is also filling up my wtmpx file. I have some software error correction for a faulty DIMM at the moment - is this likely to be causing this as well as over-loading my messages file ?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 04-25-2002
Is the filename always the same when this happens?

If so, you could write a script that loops and waits for the file to be generated and then fires off lsof checking the file and the associated process (and other fine information).
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Old 04-25-2002
You can use fuser command to find candidates. And check the crontab to find procces that run every ten minutes.

example for the /var FS:

fuser /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5

/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5: 5002o 374o 371o 358o 343o 301o 30o 282o 224o 220o 206c

This give the proccess number 5002, 374, etc.
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Old 04-25-2002
Hi, thanks - I forgot to mention the fuser, it's strange because it comes up with the process who's ps -eaf is:

root 14484 14474 0 Dec 12 ? 0:04 /usr/openwin/bin/fbconsole

It's been around for ages and doesn't look like something that's just kicked off or anything out of the ordinary, and is just a desktop connection of some sort.
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