Free Space fluctuations - Home directory Weirdness

Gary Waters linuxnutster at
Sun Nov 13 20:38:43 UTC 2011

On 11/13/2011 03:27 PM, Gary Waters wrote:
> On 11/13/2011 02:47 PM, Martin Airs wrote:
>> On Sunday 13 Nov 2011 14:37:06 Gary Waters wrote:
>>> It's 12.4 KB (12739 bytes)...
>>> Any other suggestions?
>> Hmm, the only other thing i can think of is to use the file size view in
>> konqueror to view your home folder, it should be easy to spot the culprit
>> Martin
> That's what I'm doing. This is weird. It has dropped to 67.7 GB free. I
> ran rkhunter for the hell of it...clean. It would seem .cache is
> ballooning... it's gone from 12.4gb to 19 gb in no time at all

The offending file appears to be /home/admin/.cache/tracker/meta.db-wal

What in the name of the sweet lawd jaysus is that? How do I rectify 
this? I'm kinda from planet noobie at this level..


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