Please bear with me on this because I am not very familiar with
the way the UNIX operating system works.
We are having a problem with disk space on our system. We are
running SCO UNIX System V/386 3.2 on a DECstation 425c. We have
three partitions -
Mount Dir Filesystem blocks used free %used
/ /dev/root 174522 167598 6924 96 %
/data1 /dev/data1 322558 273502 49056 84 %
/data2 /dev/data2 322558 50702 271856 15 %
My first question is when something is being spooled to the printer
I can see that the /dev/root Filesystem loses space until the job is
finished printing. Where are these files stored while they are being
spooled that it is taking up space from the /dev/root filesystem ?
I have cleaned out any core files, files in /tmp etc.. but it doesn't
seem to be reducing any space and I fear that we will go over the 100%
mark. I guess what I really need to know is what exactly does the
/dev/root Filesystem encompass and why it keeps diminishing day by day
slowly but surely. Are there certain files that I should be looking for ?
It doesn't seem to make any sense that the operating system itself
would take up that much space. To summarize :
1.) Where are files stored when they are being printed and why does
the root Filesystem lose space even though these files that are
being printed reside in the data1 partition.
2.) Are there any specific files besides the basic files in
lost+found /tmp that I should be looking for that may linger
around the system ?