Hi, I am new to Mycroft.
I am using a Raspberry 3 with a 64 Gb USB Stick.
After installation and leaving it alone the last days it seems to fill up /dev/root for no reason. It is using 45Gb on root partition now. Checking with df it says that the root partition is filled up 94%.
Any suggestions why Mycroft is doing this and how I can free disc space?
Hi @Olivia_La_Moto and welcome to this great comunity of Mycroft
I dont see that behavior on any of my Picrofts
(.venv) pi@picroft:/opt/mycroft/skills $ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 59881944 6206692 51830984 11% /
devtmpfs 1867792 0 1867792 0% /dev
tmpfs 1999888 0 1999888 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 1999888 213420 1786468 11% /run
tmpfs 5120 4 5116 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 1999888 0 1999888 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 20480 8 20472 1% /ramdisk
/dev/mmcblk0p1 258095 53926 204170 21% /boot
tmpfs 399976 4 399972 1% /run/user/1000
(.venv) pi@picroft:/opt/mycroft/skills $
Can you see any big files or folders filling up with something new and unexpected ?
you could try look for .core files that would be memory dumps when kernel crashes.
It could also be your USB stick that is failing.
Seems very likely there’s another issue going on that definitely needs some investigating/fixing.
ive seen reports of log files pilling up before reaching hundreds of MB, maybe worth checking?
I find the
du command useful for pinpointing what is taking up all the space in a filesystem. It stands for ‘disk usage’ and you can set the depth of recursion using the
-d flag so
du -hd 1 provides a list of the directories in your current path and a “human friendly” representation of their disk usage eg:
Piping that to
sort quickly shows you the largest directory.
du -hd 1 | sort -h
Another method here is to run
ls -lat /dev/root
This will show you which files have been most recently modified, in case there is an errant process writing to a file or a directory.
Think I have done a mistake when checking the size… lol
Have done df -h and it shows me that /dev/root has only a size of 4.8G. Actually it is filled with 4.3G.