Why removing contents of /proc does not free space when root file system is full
(Doc ID 1006094.1)
Last updated on MAY 25, 2021
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
***Checked for relevance on 04-Jul-2014***
***Checked for relevance on 09-Aug-2019***
This document provides the answer and further details to a commonly asked question :
"My root file system is full. Should I remove the contents of /proc ? "
The simple answer is no, but read on for the 'why not'. This document also provides a quick guideline of what to do in case of a full root file system.
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