[Pulp-list] /var/cache/pulp filling up?

Randy Barlow rbarlow at redhat.com
Wed Mar 16 03:46:28 UTC 2016

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:40:11 PM EDT Matthew Madey wrote:
> I've been running Pulp 2.4 for months, recently installed 2.7 on a 
> machine, and I'm noticing different behavior. /var/cache/pulp is 
filling up
> with what seems to be repository metadata and filling up /var. I 
have other
> Pulp servers which have been upgraded to 2.7 and don't exhibit this 
> behavior either. I'm curious as to why this is only affecting new
> installations. I'd really like to avoid creating a separate file system 
> this, since it doesn't seem to be an issue anywhere else.

Hello Matthew!

We started using /var/cache/pulp as a temporary working space for 
the Celery workers instead of /var/lib, so that it would be a local block 
device for systems that store /var/lib/pulp on NFS (a common 
deployment strategy).

When you say it is filling up, do you mean that it's a large amount of 
bytes in that folder during operation, or do you mean that Pulp is 
failing to remove files from that path when it is done with them?

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