What to Do If a File System Fills Up
When the root (/) file system or any other file system fills up,
you will see the following message in the console window:
.... file system full
There are several reasons why a file system fills up. The following sections
describe several scenarios for recovering from a full file system. For information on
routinely cleaning out old and unused files to prevent full file systems, see
Chapter 6, Managing Disk Use (Tasks).
File System Fills Up Because a Large File or Directory Was Created
Someone accidentally copied a file or
directory to the wrong location. This also happens when an application crashes and
writes a large core file into the file system.
Log in as superuser or
assume an equivalent role and use the ls -tl
command in the specific
file system to identify which large file is newly created and remove it.
For information on removing core
files, see How to Find and Delete core Files
A TMPFS File System is Full Because the System Ran Out of Memory
This can occur if TMPFS is trying to write more than it is
allowed or some current processes are using a lot of memory.
on recovering from tmpfs
-related error messages, see the tmpfs(7FS)