From: Pronk, Wim Mr CIV IMCOM-Europe/IMEU-MWDL <Wim.Pronk_at_EUR.ARMY.MIL>
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 10:02:55 EDT
Thanks for all who replied. Original request below.

Special thanks to Richard Skelton and Markus Mayer, who pointed me in
the right direction.

Markus wrote: You could get an idea by looking at how many
files/directories/... are in /var - 'find /var > -mount | wc -l'  If
that comes to anything near the 614,000, then  somewhere there is a file
hog that you will have to hunt down.

I found tons of files in /var/spool/clientmqueque, an area that I did
not expect. These files were outgoing mails which were not send and DCS
error messages. Since sendmail is not running I have to find out what
programs are actually trying to send emails. One of them is tcpwrapper
and I will make changes accordingly.

Again: Thanks to this great list!!


-----Original Message-----
From: Pronk, Wim Mr CIV IMCOM-Europe/IMEU-MWDL
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:09 AM
To: sunmanagers
Subject: INODES 100%

Dear Sun Managers,

I have 2 servers (NETRA T1 200) running with Solaris 9, SunRay Software

The only purpose of these servers is to control 12 SunRays, which are
connecting to a Windows Terminal Server through CITRIX.

Servers have 16 GB HD in 3 slices: slice 0 5.8 G for /, slice 4 4.8 GB
for /var and slice 6 4.1 GB for /export/home/. No free space.

Both servers have been running for 2 years without problems. but all of
a sudden both servers have the same problem: ufs: NOTICE: /var: out of

Filesystem (df -h) in /var (slice 4): 1.9 G used 2.9 G free, 40% used

inodes (df -F ufs -o -i) in /var iused: 614592 ifree:0 %iused:100%

df shows only 1 file in slice 4

I have these kind of servers in other locations as well and do not have
any problems: /var filesystem shows 1.9 G used as above and %inodes:
between 12 - 18%. df shows 1065000 files though.

Has anyone any thoughts on how this could have happened and if there is
an easy fix for this?


Wim Pronk

European Regional Library Support Center DSN 370-7890 or 370-6019
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