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    Default Misterious Behavior

    This is really strange. I reinstalled OpenSuse on the weekend with 11.4 and today i had the first time that my home partition fills up over time for no reason.
    I can sit there and watch it fill.
    My partition looks like this

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    linux-ia48:/home/joerg # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x5d8c637e
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1              63   198659789    99329863+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2       311965696   976773119   332403712    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3       303581184   311965695     4192256   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda4   *   198660096   240670719    21005312   83  Linux
    /dev/sda5       311967744   376948735    32490496   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6       376950784   976752639   299900928   83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000c4672
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1            2048  3907028991  1953513472   83  Linux
    Last time before i had a big nepomuk logfile.. i wasn't even aware that it can be big as 260 GB.
    But now my home folder is only about 20GB, my wifes is about 10. And then there is nothing. I don't know if there is a hidden file i can not see.
    So strange.

    Did anyone see this too or is it just my pc?

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    Default Re: Misterious Behavior

    It seems to me that Nepomuk writes data continuously in a logfile, or more specific, virtuoso does. I am not sure what it actually stores, but it stores a lot.
    Now i disabled Nepomuk and it seems fine. So far.

    How can you disable the logfile or limit its size? Does anyone know?

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    Default Re: Misterious Behavior

    I can't quite follow this

    And FYI: that HD sda is pretty messy if you ask me. How did you end up with partitioning like that?
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    I noticed that it writes a lot to the temp, But has never filled mine up. I don't really like this behavior. I just keep my temp cleaned out.
    I also have nepomuk disabled, I don't use it.
    After seeing this post , I decided to look around. I did see a virtuoso server running. So I did some digging and did a search in yast. and found this.
    Soprano Backend for the RDF QT/C++ interface library using Virtuoso for storage.
    and
    Virtuoso is an innovative Universal Server platform that delivers an enterprise level Data Integration and Management solution for SQL, RDF, XML, Web Services, and Business Processes. It includes an RDF layer for semantic applications. It is used by the Virtuoso backend for Soprano in KDE.

    It didn't look like anything I needed , So I deleted all of it in Yast
    Hoping not to break anything.
    It appears that It did not . And everything still works.
    So until I need it , It is Foobar for now.
    I will keep an eye on my temp to see if this fixed the Virtuoso logs from filling the temp.
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    Default Re: Misterious Behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    And FYI: that HD sda is pretty messy if you ask me. How did you end up with partitioning like that?
    Hehe, I allways like those entangled partitions. The thing is that often the owner does not KNOW how he reached this situaition. Which proves that most just do not care about what happens to their system as long as it runs (more or less). Well, it is an attitude. (Maybe Joerg knows perfectly why and how, but most often people don't)

    For those who have problems to interprete the above fdisk -l listing, this is my idea about the usage of that disk:
    sda1 from 0 - 19
    sda4 from 19 - 24
    sda3 from 30 - 31
    sda2 from 31 - 97, this in the Extended partition and includes the following:
    sda5 from 31 - 37
    sda6 from 37 - 97
    (all sector numbers rounded taking the last 7 characters off).
    That means that there is a hole from 24 - 30. Did you know that Joerg?
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