TWIxxxxx files filling up temp folder
Posted on 2011-02-25
Ok, here is a strange one. I have recently taken over admin of several web sites at work. We use Red Hat with Joomla for the site creation.
in one of the sites the tmp folder keeps filling up with thousands of 0 byte files.
They all start with twi then are alpha numberic for the rest of the file name.
twiaaaaaa twiaaaaab currently I am in the 9's with twi9aaaaa
When it runs out of letters it just adds another digit to the file name and keeps going.
The problem is once they reach a certain point they affect server tasks.
deleting them with rm only works to the 5th digit otherise it says too many files to delete.
I cant seem to determine the souce of the files and they are created at odd intervals througout the day and night.
Its been 5 days since I last cleard them out and I have over 90,000 this morning.