SERVER:~ # df -mP /home/ Filesystem 1048576-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on /dev/mapper/rootvg-home_lv 496 491 0 100% /home SERVER:~ # SERVER:/home # lsof | grep -i deleted | grep -i "home" | grep home badprocess 4315 root 135u REG 253,2 133525523 61982 /home/username/tr5J6fRJ (deleted) badprocess2 44654 root 133u REG 253,2 144352676 61983 /home/username/rr2sxv4L (deleted) ... SERVER:/home #
Files were deleted while they were still in use. So they still consume space. But we don't want to restart the "badprocess*". OS is SLES9, but we are asking this "in general".
Question: How can we remove these already deleted files without restarting the process that holds them, so the space would free up?