Luke Dean <lu...@pobox.com> writes: > Yes, it sounds like a stupid question, but let me tell the story. > > The log for my dhcp server filled up /var last night, which meant that > dhcpd was also unable to hand out new leases, which meant that I had > effectively been DOSed. I'll have to look into changing my logging > policies. > > So, to correct the problem, I log into the router, removed the big > log and several other files in /var to free up some space, and assumed > this would correct the problem. > > It did not. > Several minutes after freeing up a lot of space on /var, I continued > to get "filesystem full" messages and "df" continued to show the > capacity at >100%. I checked "df -i" for the inodes too. That was > fine. I ran a quick fsck to see if that might shock the system into > seeing all the space that I'd freed up, but no good. > > I ended up rebooting the box. > > Was there any other possible solution I could've tried? > > Why wouldn't the free space immediately appear as free?
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