It is a clearcase server. The processes will have to wait till Christmas to be stopped.
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On Behalf Of Vincent Cunniffe
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 5:18 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] RE: Filesystem free space issue
On 20/12/2010 16:41, Brian O'Mahony wrote:
>> Completely forgot to use lsof to check open files, of which there are
> about 40 open files. This should be enough to warrant a FSCK / reboot.
If the files are held as '(deleted)' then they're deleted from (and not visible in) the filesystem, but until the last open file handle is dropped the inodes and disk space will not be released.
This should only require a stop/start of whatever process is holding them open, not a full reboot.
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