[CentOS] Strange du/df behaviour.

Leonard den Ottolander

leonard at den.ottolander.nl
Thu Jun 28 12:22:23 UTC 2012

Hello Rafal,

On Thu, 2012-06-28 at 10:25 +0200, Rafał Radecki wrote:
> Currently there is only one process writing to the filesystem:
> root     27945 27918  3 09:16 ?        00:01:44 tar
> --exclude=*/Maildir/.Spam/cur/* --exclude=*/Maildir/.Spam/new/*
> --use-compress-program /usr/bin/pigz -cf
> /home/paczki-workdir/abaksa-mail-20120628-0413.tgz

I don't see a path in that command. What is piping into tar?

> du -sk /home/paczki-workdir/abaksa-mail-20120628-0413.tgz;sleep 3;du
> -sk /home/paczki-workdir/abaksa-mail-20120628-0413.tgz
> 13410988        /home/paczki-workdir/abaksa-mail-20120628-0413.tgz
> 13425040        /home/paczki-workdir/abaksa-mail-20120628-0413.tgz

So the above process is writing to that tarball and it increases in size
over time. Guess the programme piping into tar is still producing data.


mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research

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