Rsync Failed & /proc/kcore 128 TiB & NTFS HDD Makes Scary sounds even when not mounted

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Thu Apr 30 01:25:18 MDT 2015

On Thu 30 Apr 2015, Kezhawe wrote:

> I can still read&write on the external hdd and on my laptop (which I
> have my gentoo there) I can't do anything on / because its filled up
> with /proc/kcore after "rsync failed"

You need to ignore /proc/kcore as (a) that's a virtual file that doesn't
reside on your disk and (b) it's always that large as it's the
representation of the kernel's address space.

As your root filesystem is full, something else has filled it.
Are you sure "/run/media/narin/My Book/Gentoo Rsync Backup"/ (curious
quoting BTW) was in fact mounted? If not, that's simply on your root
filesystem and you've copied your data to the root filesystem.


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