Our server running RHEL 4 apparently ran out of space today. It was working fine and I decided to run a
du -s on an unused directory of files to see how much space we would free deleting it. Upon returning from the break room, the server was at:
/dev/hda5 112175876 112175876 0 100% /
How could this be? I know this is a very ambiguous question but we were not doing any sort of heavy data transfer at this time, the only thing that apparently triggered it was my running of the
du -s command, which makes no sense at all. This is the drive where
/ is mounted among other things.