RE: Unix Command

  • From: "Mercadante, Thomas F \(LABOR\)" <Thomas.Mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gogala@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:13:25 -0400

Thanks for all the replies.  The file space freed itself up overnight.

Those off-shift disk fairies are the bestest!

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 11:57 PM
To: Robert_Fenstermacher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: Unix Command

On 04/20/2006 11:44:47 PM, Fenstermacher, Robert wrote:
> This is both an oracle and O/S 'issue'.
> In unix, when you delete a file, the filename is removed from the
directory, but the space is only freed up when all other processes that
had that file open have closed the file.
> So, until the file's 'use count' goes to zero, the O/S cannot
physically remove the file and the space that it occupies.

My understanding was that he tested with fuser or lsof and found no
other users using 
that file? If that is so, then OS may be little slow in recognizing that
the situation
has changed.
Mladen Gogala



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