Free Space fluctuations - Home directory Weirdness

Martin Airs martin at
Sun Nov 13 19:33:25 UTC 2011

On Sunday 13 Nov 2011 14:24:12 Gary Waters wrote:
> I am using Fedora 15. This Am when I opened up firefox and went to my
> online banking I noticed my saved user profile was gone. When I went to
> the weather channel's site my firefox security kept asking me for my
> main password, which was weird since that never happened before.
> I also noticed the computer was rather sluggish and seemed to be
> swapping a lot. Eventually I got a warning popup saying my home
> directory had 714K free space. I started to free up space. When I got to
> 18GB free space I then noticed that in a very little time frame the free
> space dropped to 6.9GB free.
> I then rebooted a few times and immediately after each reboot I noticed
> my home directory had 79GB free. This drops rather quickly with in
> minutes. I'd drop from 79GB free to 71GB free in under 5 minutes...
> What the heck is going on?
> G

sounds like a log file going haywire to me, check the size of your 
~/.xsession-errors file

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