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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:33:12 -0700

On Monday 19 March 2018 20:11:24 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-03-19 20:00 (UTC-0700):
> > Nick Koretsky wrote:
> >> Well, i mean does reboot reclaim that lost space? You see one of a
> >> possible reason for a "vanished" space are open deleted files. If some
> >> daemon misbehave with cache or imporper log rotations, etc...
> >
> > It does reclaim some of the lost space, yes - hence one reason for
> > rebooting, when I run out of space - but there is still a creeping issue
> > of space disappearing in increments of a couple mb at a time.
> Maybe a look at /etc/fstab and output from
> mount | egrep -v "cgroup|rpc|tmpfs|^sys|on /dev|on /proc|on /sys|on /var" |
> sort would help us help you.

Yes, and I do appreciate all the help, and thanks for your patience. 

mount | egrep -v "cgroup|rpc|tmpfs|^sys|on /dev|on /proc|on /sys|on /var"
/dev/sda1 on / type ext2 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/<sdc1> type ext3 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
/dev/sdd1 on /media/<sdd1> type ext3 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/<sdb1> type ext3 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
/dev/sda3 on /home type ext3 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse 
/dev/sdf1 on /media/<USER>/4b4696d9-05d4-423f-acfa-707f7148f245 type ext3 
/dev/sdg1 on /media/<USER>/30A3-239E type vfat 

(Note: Changed user name, and names of mount points, for security reasons.)

I would just like to resolve this issue before I move on to resizing my 
partition, and installing Devuan. If this is something bigger than just 
temporary files (and it seems to me that it is), then creating a bigger root 
partition will not solve my problems. 

Like I mentioned before, I had about 2.2 gb of free space on that partition 
about a month ago, then it gradually shrank down to 165 mb. Something is not 
right there, I feel.