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    Default Huge decrease in space on /

    I was reading this thread, running out of disk space on /root directory, and decided to check my usage. The space on / had decreased by 3.1G from earlier in the day. I tracked the increased usage down to core dumps in /var/lib/systemd/coredump. The dumps had the forms:

    Code:
    #core.drkonqi.1000.6c37bee16f1b4378aeac7d4131839649.30565.1502811870000000959ab06f96905c24
    
    and
    
    #core.single.1000.8887f571c24d4fe6b1bbe377321c92ec.10048.1502902588000000.xz
    I deleted them all and recovered the lost space on /. The dumps dated from yesterday and today. From the zypper history I see that systemd was patched this morning and on the 5th. There's an earlier version of systemd available. I'm extremely reluctant to mess with systemd. Any suggestions?

    TIA
    OpenSuse 15.3, Plasma 5.18.6
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Mobo; 16G Ram
    Intel Core i5-4570 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

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    Default Re: Huge decrease in space on /

    Ah, further research tells me that those dumps are not from systemd, but rather systemd handles coredumps from applications and puts the core files in /var/lib/systemd/coredump. I looked through the output of journalctl and found that something called
    "tracker-extract" is dumping core. I have Gnome installed. Is that a Gnome and KDE process? Or just a Gnome process? How should I handle this?

    TIA
    OpenSuse 15.3, Plasma 5.18.6
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Mobo; 16G Ram
    Intel Core i5-4570 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

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    Default Re: Huge decrease in space on /

    Hi
    Run the command (as root user);
    Code:
    coredumpctl
    To confirm when and where

    You can disable all the tracker stuff if you want via System Settings -> Search and Indexing.
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    Default Re: Huge decrease in space on /

    Thanks, Malcolm. I fired up Gnome and in Settings unchecked all the search location boxes. Haven't seen a recurrence of the problem.
    OpenSuse 15.3, Plasma 5.18.6
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Mobo; 16G Ram
    Intel Core i5-4570 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

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