ADRCI Purge Function Deletes Trace Files But Blocks Are Not Released To UNIX or LINUX File System (Doc ID 956793.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 22, 2009

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This note is to explain why the blocks on disk are not released from the OS after the ADRCI purges the trace files.

For instance, you issue the following command within the ARDRI utility:

ardci> purge -age 0 -type trace

You then execute the 'df' or 'bdf' command and cannot see an increase in blocks in the available column.

Solution

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