Subject: Re: enormously growing /dev
To: Frank B. Scholl <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/11/2004 12:20:54
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  54878535680 Sep  8 17:13 sd0

Whatever you do, do not issue 'rm /dev/sd0' unless you are 100%
sure that the process that is writing the file has exited.
'rm' will remove the directory entry, the file will stay until the
procss exits.

You can recover the space by opening the file and truncating it
eg with ': >/dev/sd0'

MMM need to write that devfs....


David Laight: