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Why removing contents of /proc does not free space when root file system is full (Doc ID 1006094.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
All Platforms
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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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