Ubuntu disk space issues with virtual files

I recently had an issue over Thanksgiving with a server running out of disk space. I was fairly perplexed because it had 30 gigs free on the primary drive. All of the data was stored on a separate disk, so the only thing that should have been creating files was the operating system. It turns out the issue was with a php script that wasn’t finishing. It was just sitting there looping. Now on paper, the machine should have run out memory and...

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