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I have an install of solaris 9 on a sunfire v210 and when I list teh partitions using
df -kh it is showing one 10 gig partition to be at 97%.
when I manually go to the partition and us
du -skh
it shows only 5.9gig is being used..

Why am I getting differing disk usage reports and how do i correct this?
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Probably someone/some job has tried to delete files that are still held open by an active process; The space shown by "df" will not be released until the process finishes (and the open file could keep growing).

"du" shows space used by files in the filesystem, but will _not_ show "deleted" files.

`fuser /yourfilesystem` should show active processes that may have a file open; `lsof` is another good bet.  The resolution is to stop the processes- e.g. by rebooting
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