On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 14:02:59 +1030 Malcolm Kay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> probably wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 13:08, Jeff LaMarche wrote: > > Hey all... > > > > Have FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE, and I've run out of space on the slice / > > > > I really want to avoid having to backup and reformat, or doing anything > > that's super-time-intensive - from reading various posts and blogs > > related to FreeBSD, it appears to me that I can resolve my issue by > > using growfs - the next slice after / is /tmp which has plenty of room > > free, and can afford to be reduced by a little. It doesn't seem to be > > affecting system use except that I can't add new users. > > > > Here's what I look like now: > > > > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > > /dev/ad0s1a 128990 127682 -9010 108% / > > I should have thought that 125Mb or so should have been ample for / when > /tmp, /var and /usr have there own partitions. > > Your mail prompted me to look at what I have under / and was somewhat > surprised to find about 90Mb. But when I examined this I found about 40Mb > was pure junk -- things like temproot, modules.old and etc.old1 left over from > a system update and a core file or two. > > Have you been running X applications (especially browsers) as root ---- a > practice frowned upon, mostly I guess, because it can swallow large gulps of > space on /. Not because of this, but because of security reasons. I believe something like # du -hx -d 1 / will help you find out what things use up the space. > I would certainly look at getting the total file size down in / rather than > trying to grow it. > > Malcolm > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- DoubleF Help a swallow land at Capistrano.
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