[Samba] semaphore timeoit period expired (root is full)

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Wed Feb 27 02:46:03 GMT 2002

Hi there,

   I can't tell you what is clogging up your root directory, but I can tell 
you how to find out!

   Use "du" - it will give a nice readout of disk usage of directories.

   Also, I am not a BSD user, so cannot say if this is a standard tool with 
bsd, but it is a gnu util from the fileutils group.


At 10:54 AM 2/26/02 -0600, you wrote:
>I have had samba running on my freebsd box for about 2 years now, and my / 
>partition is 50MB (it is just a fileserver with ssh and
>nothing more).  However, recently (about a month or two ago) it 
>disconnects itself from my LAN with warnings like: semaphore timeout
>has expired.  I go to the console on the box and it says that the disk is 
>full (its not, but the root directory is at 101%)  I cannot
>for the life of me figure out what is clogging the / dir.  I deleted all 
>mail and .pinerc from /root, and i got rid of the
>kernel.GENERIC, and i emptied the var/log dir.  I still need to get rid of 
>500K.  Anyone know why my / dir is filling up and where i
>can get some space?
>Is this part of samba or something else?
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Martyn Ranyard

I am not a member of the samba team,
and anything that I say may not be as
accurate as a response from one of the
team.  I reply to save those more
qualified time, which can more usefully
be spent developing SAMBA further.

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