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Re: large amount of disk space freed on restart
So, does this indicate kafka (or the jvm itself) is not aggressively
closing file handles of deleted files?  Is there a fix for this?  Or is
there not likely anything to be done?  What happens if the disk fills up
with file handles for phantom deleted files?

Jason
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Jonathan Creasy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> It isn't uncommon if a process has an open file handle on a file that is
> deleted, the space is not freed until the handle is closed. So restarting
> the process that has a handle on the file would cause the space to be freed
> also.
>
> You can troubleshoot that with lsof.
> Normally, I see 2-4 log segments deleted every hour in my brokers.  I see
> log lines like this:
>
> 2013-05-23 04:40:06,857  INFO [kafka-logcleaner-0] log.LogManager -
> Deleting log segment 00000000035434043157.kafka from <redacted topic>
>
> However, it seems like if I restart the broker, a massive amount of disk
> space is freed (without a corresponding flood of these log segment deleted
> messages).  Is there an explanation for this?  Does kafka keep reference to
> file segments around, and reuse them as needed or something?  And then or
> restart, the references to those free segment files are dropped?
>
> Thoughts?
>
> This is with 0.7.2.
>
> Jason
>