you could try doing a
# find / -xdev -mtime -1 -ls
and then find the files being updated. You could even sort by date or size
by piping the output through sort.
May be easier to do above with output to a file in /tmp then repeat a couple
of minutes later to a different file then do a diff on the two files.
# fuser /
may help too ( it could be quite a lot of output )
Dont delete the growing file if it is still open for writing by an
application ( growing or not ) because all you will do is lose access to the
file it will not be removed & hence the space freed up until you stop
whatever is writing to it. If you cannot close the application for whatever
reason then if its just a logfile or something similar ( ie the output is
not needed and it can be removed in flight) then use
# > troublesome_file_name
this will null (reduce the size of ) the contents while leaving the file in
Hope that helps a little
Stephen H Carter
Only a computer can make the same mistake
a million times a second.
(unless its running windows when its 127 times a second)
> Hi all
> Running AIX 4.2.1 and I do a 'df' command repeatedly and everytime my /
> filesystem is shrinking in size. I do this command every 5 seconds and
> the filesystem gets smaller with each one. I'm worried that my /
> filesystem will be full in a couple hours.
> Is there a way to find out if there is a process the is writing
> something to the root filesystem?
> I still new to this Unix system admin thing so I not to experienced
> with finding out what it could be.
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