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A UNIX fie system has been reported at 100% full. You log in and clear what appears to be the offending file. However, the file system still reports to be 100% full. What could cause this?>

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In this case the answer accepted was. "The file that you cleared was still open by the calling application. The file handle was still in use and the file system was not recognizing that the space had been released.

Use the lsof utilty (List Open Files) to identfy the process

Kill or restart the process which has been still looking for deleted file

Tell us a mistake you made at work

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What are your weaknesses?

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What is: some say 0 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29

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Who was your college professor on computer architecture class?

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using the three files descriptor to capture and redirect files

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I was asked about Netbackup.

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subversion commands

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How do you modify linux kernel parameters?

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Questions quickly deviated from expected Unix/Linux topics, into experience with their partcular and obscure setup and questions about database management and operations (You have two registers with numbers in them and no scratch space or temporary storage. You need to exchange the two numbers and be able to reverse the operation). No DB management/operations requirements were listed on the job description.

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