[CentOS] very large difference between df and du (10 GB, hard to believe)

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:43:17 UTC 2010


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Matt Iavarone <matt.iavarone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> This is typical.  There were probably files deleted from the file
> system that are still in use by a process.  Restarting the process
> will release the files and df and du will jive.
>

That argument only holds until you reach the point in the email where
he said this:
    > I rebooted on the CentOS v4.8 CD #1, started "linux rescue" :

After the reboot that would be taken care of, so that's not the issue here.


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