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

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Generic UNIX
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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.


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