Subject: Re: Softdep disk usage issue
To: Ethan Solomita <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/1999 08:32:43
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From: "Ethan Solomita" <>
Subject: Re: Softdep disk usage issue

> What may be happening is that, because file removals or truncations
> don't get sent to the disk immediately, the data is not immediately
> reclaimed and the disk may appear full when it's not. Presumably it
> should catch up within 30 seconds, which is the latency-limit before
> things get flushed. Unless it's broken. 8-)

That seems to fix exactly with the behaviour I see.  After some more
testing, if I suspend the tar/pax process for awhile, the disk will
eventually show some additional free space...resuming the tar/pax then
continues normally.