Virtual Kernel hogs up space

Nirmal Thacker thacker.nirmal at
Tue Jun 17 10:20:36 PDT 2008

No I am talking about the space taken up by the virtual kernel file[s]
in my host kernel. For eg in my host kernel the /mnt directory is
filled with the virtual kernel tree. Since I did not allocate much
space to my / partition of the host system the disk space is filled
beyond 100% and i get bombarded with filesystem full errors when i
turn off the host

I am doing this on my machine. Not the leaf accounts.


On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Matthew Dillon
<dillon at> wrote:
> :Hello,
> :
> :When I build virtual kernels , either as root or as a normal user, the
> :/mnt directory gets filled up to about 150M and a 252MB / partition is
> :soon 102% filled! ...I dont understand how the system boots but it
> :does not behave. Yet it would be necessary for me clear up the space
> :occupied by a virtual kernel. This includes:
> :
> :/mnt directory
> :kernel file at /home/<username>/vkernel/kernel directory created to
> :boot into the vkernel
> :
> :Could also someone tell me if the file /kernel is actually a system
> :file? Because I do not remember noticing this before.
> :
> :If i try to delete the [virtual kernel] kernel file from the
> :/home/<username>/vkernel directory , I get a question to overide the
> :permissions root/wheel schg for the file and either ways it would not
> :let me delete the file
> :
> :I would like to know more about clearing up space occupied by a virtual kernel
> :
> :thanks
> :nirmal
>    Are you talking about space on the real system or space inside the
>    virtual kernel's filesystems ?  Are you doing this on LEAF or on your
>    home machine?
>                                        -Matt
>                                        Matthew Dillon
>                                        <dillon at>

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