Inconsistent /tmp Sizes
khj at be.cs.appstate.edu
Thu Nov 22 15:28:48 UTC 2007
[ Kubuntu 7.10; 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP ]
I am showing an inconsistent /tmp usage value (hidden partition use?):
# du -sh /tmp
# df -h /tmp
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 464M 52M 388M 12% /tmp
The output of "ls -Rs /tmp" is consistent with the first value.
Apparently whatever the later ('df') uses is also used for internal
checks since I first found out about this yesterday during a download
("partition full" error message followed by process termination).
Rebooting (I hated to reset my "uptime"!) caused the values to be more
or less equal. The above numbers are after about 24 hours of use ...
implying that the "disk full" condition will most likely reoccur.
I looked around some, but could find no information/explanation.
Prof Kenneth H Jacker khj at cs.appstate.edu
Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC 28608 USA
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