On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 21:45:11 +0100, p at draigbrady.com <p at draigbrady.com> wrote:
> Hmm there is a difference between the blocks used and the file size.
> I would guess that some program had access_log open, thus
> keeping a hold on the blocks even if the file is truncated etc.
> by another process. lsof /var/log/httpd/access_log should tell
> you if some process has it open, and restarting that processes
> should free the blocks up?
>Point taken about file-size and blocks-used not being the same thing,
but I from what I read this normally means file size is larger than
blocks used, which is the opposite of what I'm seeing.
"lsof /var/log/https/access_log" shows this file being accessed by
multiple instances of httpd which seems fair enough. The older log
files access_log.1,2,3 etc. also have this sizing issue though, and
none of those are being currently accessed, they're just older
rotated-out log files. So if it was an issue of some program holding
the file open and holding onto blocks, it shouldn't be an issue for
these older files.
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