Subject: Re: enormously growing /dev
To: Frank B. Scholl <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/10/2004 12:11:36
On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 01:59:27PM +0200, Frank B. Scholl wrote:

> if i MAKEDEV all devices from new, well, the problem seems to be solved
> at first, but even if i do not plug in my harddisk, sd0 gets large again.

What does "ls -l" say about that "device" directly after a "MAKEDEV all"
and again when it grew big?

Some script (run by cron?) is doing something stupid, apparently.

If the culprit is still running you can use fstat(1) to find the process.