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Re: free space reports


From: Yaroslav Halchenko
Subject: Re: free space reports
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 20:50:19 -0400
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Thank you everybody for replies.

It was the rrd dbs from ntop ;-) damn me - I didn't limit by nets what
to store - so they could grow up a bit larger whenever anyone was
connecting outside of the cluster to a new IP :-)

Sincerely
Yaroslav

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 02:10:18PM -0500, Frank Smith wrote:
> It looks correct on your current run (cfengine reports 18% free and
> df shows 82% used, which mactches exactly). Your var does seem
> fairly volitile, since its about 300MB larger today thatn a couple of
> days ago.  Perhaps you spool a lot of mail or print jobs, or maybe
> system accounting files.

> Frank


> --On Friday, May 13, 2005 14:39:50 -0400 Yaroslav Halchenko <address@hidden> 
> 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?
> > -- 
> > Yaroslav Halchenko
> > Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Rutgers-Newark
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> > Student  Ph.D. @ CS Dept. NJIT


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Yaroslav Halchenko
     Ph.D. Student  CS Dept. NJIT





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