I am running KDE neon with a Budgie desktop. I am using it to work on a weird site that launches a PHP site in a Docker image as well as a Scala site in another Docker image. The Scala sites talks to the PHP site to get some legacy data and pages. (I didn't write this; it’s a nightmare.) I am running it on a 250 GB Samsung EVO SSD in my computer and for some reason, every single thing I do takes up tons of disk space. For instance. I ran a query that returned 95 K results. That took up over 50 MB of disk space. It doesn't seem to be freeing any of it at all.
I cleared out a full GB on four separate occasions and lo and behold, it fills right back up and literally leaves me with flat 0 disk space. This happens in the course of about 5 minutes. I've been using this computer with this hard drive since May and have had no problems with it. I get that it's a little small, but it seems as though I should be able to free up space and have it stay freed unless I download or create something on it. But it seems like everything I do just annihilates it recently. I mean to the point where if I hit tab twice in terminal to use the shortcut to find a file, it fails. Says it can't write the temporary file. I can't even access MySQL since it doesn't have disk space to run. I get that it has to use some disk space to run queries, but if it used as much as it is right now, I would have been out of disk space months ago. I run a lot of queries with large(ish) result sets.
I mentioned Docker and Scala and all that earlier because I thought it would be useful info. I have checked the logs and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. When I run
$ du -hs * | sort -rh | head -10
command to find the disk usage, it doesn't report disk space usage anywhere near to what I would expect a full SSD to look like. Here is the output:
23G home 6.8G usr 1.1G var 749M opt 701M lib 126M boot 90M run 72M tmp 17M etc 15M sbin
So I have no idea what’s going on. It seems kinda weird this just seemingly popped up out of nowhere on me, but if anyone can lend some advice, I promise to return it.