Disk space issue in linux on /var/SP?


Hi Guys,

I hope all are doing good

in one server /var/SP is 100% is showing but I went to /var/SP it showing 96%

ex:df -h /var/sp showing 100%

cd /var/SP hear it’s showing 96%

I also did du -sh * on /var/sp and calculated all folder size 96% what could be the issue.



No need to worry both the outputs are correct, actual difference b/w these two outputs is becoz of someone deleting some files which are still open and in use by another process, and those files are counted in the df output but not in du.

If you want to check the deleted file just run the below command

# lsof | grep deleted

this diff is there until you do the server restart.


Hi Raghu,

Thanks for the your suggestion