[nSLUG] EXT3 missing log file

Oliver Baltzer oliver at hytek.org
Tue Feb 9 14:58:30 AST 2010


John Stanton wrote:
> 
> So the log is now just writing to nowhere(/dev/null)?

If the file is still open it still writes to the inodes on disk and will
continue to consume space. Only the directory entry is gone. The only
way I found to solve such problem before was to close the file handle,
i.e. restart the process or send -HUP if the process handles it properly.

Looking at the file should not be to difficult. Look around in
/proc/<PID> you should find the mapped address space for the file in
there if I am not mistaken.

Cheers,
Oliver



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