Free Space fluctuations - Home directory Weirdness

Gary Waters linuxnutster at
Sun Nov 13 19:37:06 UTC 2011

On 11/13/2011 02:33 PM, Martin Airs wrote:
> 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
> Martin

It's 12.4 KB (12739 bytes)...

Any other suggestions?

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