Re: Unix Command

  • From: Mladen Gogala <gogala@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Robert_Fenstermacher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:56:48 -0400

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 
that file? If that is so, then OS may be little slow in recognizing that the 
has changed.
Mladen Gogala


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