I am running SuSE linux 10 with Linux kernel 184.108.40.206-0.21-smp on x86_64. /proc/kcore has ultimately used up all my available disk space. Here are more specs as reported by Webmin:
Processor information Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz, 4 cores
System uptime 26 days, 1 hours, 01 minutes
Running processes 152
CPU load averages 3.07 (1 min) 0.89 (5 mins) 0.30 (15 mins)
Real memory 5.77 GB total, 530.25 MB used
Virtual memory 3 GB total, 0 bytes used
I began deleting remnant and unused files on the 10 GB root partition, such as downloaded .rpm's, etc. kcore kept eating up the space until the point where now if I were to delete an archived log file it makes no difference, I cannot write to the disk as there is no space left!
Searching the net for answers reveals a fallacy that kcore is NOT really using hard disk space, I assure you it has on my system! This false information is what got me to the point where I am at now. I performed a reboot, no luck, remained the same. Can someone point me to a resolution that does not require a complete re-installation? Obviously I cannot install updates or a new kernel as there is no room left in which to do so.
Software/Hardware used: SuSE linux 10 kernel 220.127.116.11-0.21-smp on x86_64