[mythtv-users] Re: Mythbackend keeping files open, disk space not being freed

Gavin Hurlbut gjhurlbu+mythtv-users at beirdo.ca
Sat Dec 18 19:06:48 UTC 2004

Brad Templeton <brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> I just encountered a somewhat serious bug.  I noticed my partition was
> low on disk space, and deleted some older videos, and while the files
> were deleted and to du they were gone, to df the space was still used.

This is an old issue, and to my knowledge is fixed in CVS.

> Not seeing any obvious threads -- anybody had this?  I will test again
> when I have something else to delete, probably later today.

If you use CVS rather than 0.16, this should go away nicely.  If you stick
with CVS, you will need to periodically restart the backend to release the
drive space completely.

Have fun :)

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