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Re: free space reports


From: Yaroslav Halchenko
Subject: Re: free space reports
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 14:53:41 -0400
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Please disregard the last message -- it is just Friday sindrom of some
kind -- I thought at that moment that 82% is was "Free Space". So I need
to look for a hungry beast which stoles most of my var from time to time

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 02:39:50PM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> I'm still confused because there is such a wide difference between what
> is reported with cfengine and what is reported by df

> I've defined a class when cfengine mentiones low-space condition, and
> just run df at that time point:


> cfengine:ravana: Free disk space is under 20% for partition
> cfengine:ravana: containing /var (18% free)
> cfengine:ravana: Executing script /bin/df /var...(timeout=0,uid=-1,gid=-1)
> cfengine:ravana:/bin/df /var: Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used 
> Available Use% Mounted on
> cfengine:ravana:/bin/df /var: /dev/sda7              1542156   1251300    
> 290856  82% /var
> cfengine:ravana: Finished script /bin/df /var

> Why that could happen?


> On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 11:35:06AM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > I'm getting confused with one of the hosts reporting low space in one of
> > the partitions:

> > On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 07:35:10AM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> > > cfengine:ravana: Free disk space is under 20% for partition
> > > cfengine:ravana: containing /var (1% free)

> > when I df  it, it shows plenty of space:

> > ravana[0] /boot/fai/pxelinux.cfg>df /var
> > Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/sda7              1542156    995644    546512  65% /var

> > and if I manually run cfagent -v then I get

> > Checking free space on /var
> > Free space above -20, defining 

> > so everything looks ok...

> > does it mean that I have some beast process which dumps 0.5GB into var
> > from time to time and removes it immediately? or there is something else
> > to check for?
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Yaroslav Halchenko
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