On Tuesday 06 July 2004 3:11 am, you wrote: > On Tuesday, 6 July 2004 at 2:59:08 +0100, Richard Bradley wrote: > > On Tuesday 06 July 2004 2:36 am, Dan Nelson wrote: > >> Check the inode number of each file in /rescue (ls -li /rescue). > >> You'll notice they're all the same, which means they're all hardlinks > >> to the same file. "du /rescue" should report under 4MB. > >> > >> Your space is probably being taken up somewhere else. > > > > That's very strange if true, because since deleting the "/rescue" > > folder, > > I'm a little irritated by the use of the term "folder". Do you mean > mail? /rescue is a directory.
Yes, I mean directory. I switch between unix and the other OS family and sometimes get sloppy with my terminology. Apologies. > > > the used space on / has gone from 550Mb+ to 129Mb. > > How do you measure this? If you created a 100 MB partition or > thereabouts, you can't store 550 MB in it. I measured this using kdf. The partition size is 512Mb. I was unable to write to the partition, and df was reporting 120% disk usage. Since I rm'ed the / rescue directory, kdf reports 23% disk usage and I can write to the partition. I thought that all the space was being used by /rescue, because kdirstat reported the size of the directory at ~400Mb, but after some experimentation, it appears kdirstat counts multi-linked files once for each link, so the directory may not have been taking up all that space. Regardless of the accuracy of kdf and kdirstat, I did receive a "disk full" message from "pw" on a partition which now has 380Mb free, so something funny is going on... > 100 MB should be plenty of space for the root file system assuming > that you have separate /usr and /var file systems (not something that > I recommend, but that's what the handbook recommends). I'd guess that > you've made some mistake somewhere and have been confused by the > concept of links. I have almost certainly made a mistake somewhere, but my goal is to find out what and not to repeat it. Things seem to be ok now (apart from I have no rescue dir). As far as I can tell, I understand links, but one can rarely know what one doesn't know ;-) Regards, Rich _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"