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"df -h" report incorrect free space

OS: Debian 6.0.3
kernel:  2.6.32-5-486
/dev/sda3 filesystem is ext3


server:~# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5              74G  2.2G   68G   4% /
...............
/dev/sda3             266G  266G     0 100% /sda3

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After deleting ~100Gb of data using "rm -Rf",  /dev/sda3 is still full!!
"e2fsck -f /dev/sda3 " reports everything ok
I reboot twice (to remount the partition, but no sucess)


Any idea how can I fix thhe problem?
Thank you
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run the following command as a regular user.
modify size +20000 as you see fit.

find . -size +20000k -exec du -h {} \;

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also, curious if you do a search for the file named, "xsession-errors" like
find . -iname ".xsession-errors*"

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how big is the file?
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Are you 100% sure you deleted the data from /sda3?  

What is the output of

du -h /sd3/*

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After deleting a few more files, and doing a mount / umount I got the correct empty space

# df -h /dev/sda3
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             266G  107G  146G  43% /sda3
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