The purpose of the /var/crash partition is to preserve data about failed processes and unplanned restarts to enable analysis of those events. This event is usually the result of a process or service stopping unexpectedly and producing a core file, which is a type of log file. Core files record all of the system events when the system terminates unexpectedly. Depending on the state of the process when the problem occurred, these core files can be very large.
- If the cluster has generated a number of core files, you can redirect those core files to another directory with a larger capacity by following the instructions in article 16741 on the EMC Online Support site.
- If you are storing temporary files in the /var/crash partition, move them to a larger capacity directory. If you need to keep the files in the /var/crash partition for some time, quiet the event.
If the event persists, gather logs, and then contact EMC Isilon Technical Support for additional troubleshooting. For instructions, see Gathering cluster logs.