> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >>Nelis Lamprecht wrote:
> >>>On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 05:04, Eric Anderson wrote:
> >>>>The problem I'm having is, after they do the rm's, it doesn't free the
> >>>>disk space. df shows it still being used, but du claims their
> >>>>directories are empty.
> >>>Please see
> >>>..regarding this. Maybe a kill -HUP nfsd might help ?
> >>Actually, no. In fact, I just did a quick test, with a 500mb file, and
> >>as root, I deleted the 500mb, and my df doesn't report the newly freed
> >>space - I did this locally, with no NFS in the mix.. I have softupdates
> >>turned on, and quotas turned on (although I just recently turned on the
> >>quotas after having this problem, so that isn't causing problems)..
> >How long after the rm did you do the df? I have noticed that there
> >is a time delay before df reports the updated disk statistics - in the
> >range of a minute or two. I think I read about it in a FAQ somewhere,
> >so, maybe the reference someone else posted will shed some light.
> This particular time I waited a few minutes, but I have waited 1.5 days
> for the other data to disappear. I end up rebooting the server, which
> ends up fsck'ing the disk with lots of unreferenced inodes or some such
> thing.. I get my space back, but a reboot is needed.. not good.
OK. It is well beyond that possibility then. Someone suggested a
disk-full bug in softupdates. Maybe there is. I haven't over filled
a partition on soft-updates yet so, haven't been there.
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