Debugging some CouchDB problems, I was looking for (still open) deleted files:
$ lsof -nP | grep '(deleted)'
And to my surprise I found that Google Chrome has around 16900 such files:
- 15870 files in
- 969 files in
And there are around 350 deleted files from other applications (Dropbox, etc)
- Does this mean Chrome is "leaking" files?
- Do these files use up memory (appart from the small use of kernel table entries)? I guess not: they are probably only in the filesystem, albeit without directory entry.
- Do they use disk space? I would say so, since they are still open, the kernel is not freeing up the disk space.
I have Google Chrome
Version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit), and my system is:
# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty