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Old 07-23-2008, 03:33 PM
B
 
Default My "/tmp" directory filled up 64GB virtually overnight!

Hi,

I am using Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE 3.5.9. Dolphin is version 0.9.2. The kernel is 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP.

I have my disk partitioned into three sections; swap, root and home.

Yesterday my 73GB root partition had the following properties;
- Used 6.2GB.
- Available 64GB.

Today my 73GB root partition had the following properties;
- Used 70GB.
- Available 0GB.

After looking through the root partition I found that the "/tmp" directory had ballooned up in size to 64GB.

The only "new" task that I performed yesterday was mounting a truecrypt volume and copying 20GB of data from the truecrypt volume into my home partition. The truecrypt volume was on an external disk and is not currently mounted. I used Dolphin to do the copying.

Anyway, today my "/tmp" directory has the following listing:
:/tmp$ ls -la
total 68
drwxrwxrwt 16 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:30 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2008-06-24 18:25 ..
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-21 18:51 002zmBUx.torrent.part
drwxr-xr-x 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-21 22:20 acroread_1000_1000
drwx------ 3 brian brian 4096 2008-07-20 18:43 gconfd-brian
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:19 gconfd-root
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 2008-07-20 18:43 .ICE-unix
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:26 kde-brian
drwx------ 3 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:41 ksocket-brian
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:16 orbit-brian
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:19 orbit-root
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:15 plugtmp
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 21:45 plugtmp-1
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 21:45 plugtmp-2
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 21:45 plugtmp-3
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-20 18:43 seahorse-zsFaLd
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-20 18:43 ssh-HLFXMu5825
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-07-20 18:42 tmp.eRjOvB5698
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-21 15:57 vmware-brian
drwx------ 3 brian brian 4096 2008-07-21 09:41 .wine-1000
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 11 2008-07-20 18:42 .X0-lock
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 2008-07-20 18:42 .X11-unix

And within "/tmp/kde-brian" is the 64GB. It had the following listing:
:/tmp/kde-brian$ ls -la
total 66266108
drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:26 .
drwxrwxrwt 16 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:30 ..
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30 d3lphin0foFDb.tmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947544064 2008-07-22 20:06 d3lphin0foFDb.tmp.part
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30 d3lphin3fICgc.tmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947544064 2008-07-22 20:06 d3lphin3fICgc.tmp.part
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30 d3lphin89Tehb.tmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947597312 2008-07-22 20:06 d3lphin89Tehb.tmp.part
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30 d3lphinoTTEOb.tmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947511296 2008-07-22 20:06 d3lphinoTTEOb.tmp.part
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-23 10:52 konqueror-crash-gHwFna.log
-rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-23 10:26 konqueror-crash-up3hJa.log
lrwxrwxrwx 1 brian brian 31 2008-07-20 18:44 ksycoca -> /var/tmp/kdecache-brian/ksycoca

As things stand at this point I've deleted the 64GB from "/tmp/kde-brian".
And, now my 73GB root partition has the following properties it's had for the last several months:
- Used 6.2GB.
- Available 64GB.

For me this is an interesting enough Linux episode to question it. I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion on what I can do to discover why this directory blossomed into 64GB virtually overnight.

Thank you for your time.

Brian

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:02 PM
Gordon Schulz
 
Default My "/tmp" directory filled up 64GB virtually overnight!

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:33, B <tptagth@yahoo.com> wrote:

> And within "/tmp/kde-brian" is the 64GB. It had the following listing:
> :/tmp/kde-brian$ ls -la
> total 66266108
> drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:26 .
> drwxrwxrwt 16 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:30 ..
> -rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30 d3lphin0foFDb.tmp
> -rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947544064 2008-07-22 20:06 d3lphin0foFDb.tmp.part
[...]
> For me this is an interesting enough Linux episode to question it.
> I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion on what I can do to discover why
> this directory blossomed into 64GB virtually overnight.
Can't really tell why it did that - those leftover temporary files are
from dolphin, seems like it never bothered to delete them. d3lphin indicates
it (dolphin Kde3 Port = d3lphin). Did it crash or something?
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:23 PM
B
 
Default My "/tmp" directory filled up 64GB virtually overnight!

Hi Gordon,

Yes, while I was mounting the truecrypt volume Dolphin was crashing and the PC slowed to a halt. The truecrypt volume on the external disk is formatted as NTFS.

I used the following command to mount the NTFS truecrypt volume:
$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdd1 /mnt

Then of course I simply used the truecrypt program to access the truecrypt file on the external disk. Sorry if I'm not using the correct truecrypt terminology because I don't have experience with truecrypt until the other day. I created a standard TrueCrypt volume; I did not create a hidden TrueCrypt volume.

Thank you.

Brian

--- On Wed, 7/23/08, Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: My "/tmp" directory filled up 64GB virtually overnight!
> To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:33, B <tptagth@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > And within "/tmp/kde-brian" is the 64GB. It
> had the following listing:
> > :/tmp/kde-brian$ ls -la
> > total 66266108
> > drwx------ 2 brian brian 4096 2008-07-23 10:26
> .
> > drwxrwxrwt 16 root root 4096 2008-07-23 10:30
> ..
> > -rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2008-07-22 19:30
> d3lphin0foFDb.tmp
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 brian brian 16947544064 2008-07-22 20:06
> d3lphin0foFDb.tmp.part
> [...]
> > For me this is an interesting enough Linux episode to
> question it.
> > I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion on
> what I can do to discover why
> > this directory blossomed into 64GB virtually
> overnight.
> Can't really tell why it did that - those leftover
> temporary files are
> from dolphin, seems like it never bothered to delete them.
> d3lphin indicates
> it (dolphin Kde3 Port = d3lphin). Did it crash or
> something?
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> Gordon.
>
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