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Old 16th October 2012
daneric daneric is offline
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Default Filesystem /var "stuck" at 105% full

For reasons I haven't figured out yet, X is making a massive log file in /var/log (Xorg.0.log) that quickly fills up whatever filesystem it's mounted on. The temporary workaround is theoretically deleting this log file to free up space... however, when I do this, the filesystem still says it's full!

Is there a 'recycle bin' feature I might be missing?

I'm giving OpenBSD a go courtesy a LiveCD (MarBSD).

Here's the outputs of df and mount for reference:
$ df -h
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
root_device    660M    660M      0B   100%    /
mfs:3019       7.7M    114K    7.2M     2%    /tmp
mfs:27037     63.2M   63.2M   -3.2M   105%    /var
mfs:28467      9.3M    6.0M    2.8M    68%    /etc
mfs:9803      15.0M   11.0K   14.3M     0%    /root
mfs:22785      2.3M   32.0K    2.1M     1%    /dev
mfs:29244     25.2M   23.3M    633K    97%    /binmfs
mfs:7970       326M    226M   83.8M    73%    /usr/local
mfs:21696     96.8M   72.0M   19.9M    78%    /home

$ mount
root_device on / type cd9660 (local, read-only)
mfs:3019 on /tmp type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=16384 512-blocks)
mfs:27037 on /var type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=135000 512-blocks)
mfs:28467 on /etc type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=20000 512-blocks)
mfs:9803 on /root type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=32000 512-blocks)
mfs:22785 on /dev type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=5200 512-blocks)
mfs:29244 on /binmfs type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=54000 512-blocks)
mfs:7970 on /usr/local type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=691200 512-blocks)
mfs:21696 on /home type mfs (asynchronous, local, size=204800 512-blocks)

Last edited by J65nko; 16th October 2012 at 08:28 PM. Reason: [code] and [/code] tags fixed ;)
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