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Site Reliability Engineer Interview London, England (UK)

One of the filesystem is full on a linux server. You

  deleted a huge file located on the filesystem but the filesystem is still full. Why and how would you fix?

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The references to the inodes of this file is still used by the kernel, therefore space could not be freed. I would run lsof to see which process still uses the file and then terminate that process (if that was safe to do)

Interview Candidate on 05-Sep-2017

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