[Mailman-Users] List has been running for a year and suddenly last night it stopped.

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Nov 15 09:36:45 CET 2004

At 11:24 PM -0800 2004-11-14, Noah wrote:

>  possibly you have soft-updates in your /etc/fstab on your /var partition.
>  therefore your filesystem is claiming space for unwriten log files, etc.  so
>  you will not see them physically on the drive.

	You could have problems with log files that have been deleted but 
which are held open by some process (and therefore the disk space has 
not yet been recovered), regardless of what type of filesystem is 
being used.

	Moreover, the filesystem could have run out of inodes but have 
plenty of disk space available -- a "df -i" should show whether or 
not that was the case, looking in the "ifree" and "%iused" columns.

	Excepting these two nits, the advice is good.

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