[PC-BSD Testing] /var partition easily gets filled up

claive alvin Acedilla cabpacedilla at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 23:49:43 PDT 2012


Hi Kris,

Is there a way that /var/tmp can be autocleaned?

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> On 03/29/2012 01:59, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > On 3/28/12 7:53 PM, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
> >> Hi Ken,
> >>
> >> I attached the disk usage of /var partition.
> >> I already removed xfce, still df of /var is returning 96%.
> >
> > Also, make sure you have rebooted as there may be a process holding a
> > phantom file open.
> >
>
> The PC-BSD stuff is only 20MB or so in your /var. It looks like the main
> culprit here is /var/tmp, you have a bunch of instmp.* directories, some
> of which are over 200MB, bringing /var/tmp up to 1.6GB. Not sure where
> those came from, but if you remove /var/tmp/instmp.* it should clean it
> up for you :)
>
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> Kris Moore
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