So all of a sudden I'm seeing the dreaded "storage space running out" message. I'm running the nightlies of cyanogemod 10 on galaxy s2.

I looked into the storage manager and the numbers didn't add up.

Couldn't find any app that shows you content of internal storage (they all work on the SD), so I used the terminal emulator to view the files myself (requires super user permissions).

I found out that there is a directory data/log that takes a lot of memory, about 1 GB. From viewing the files in it it appears to have a lot of log files with names such as dumpstate_RESET_BY_CP_SILENTRESET...

What is this? Can I delete everything there?

EDIT: found this http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/topic/71465-log-directory-full-of-dumpstate-files/

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I just deleted it... it seems to be a bug with cyanogenmod. Will update if there are any problems.

Deletion was done through the terminal app. You type su to give it super user permissions, then you go to the path and use a linux command to delete the files.

  • On the forum, I suggested for them to post a bug report on jira.cyanongenmod.org, but as far as I know, this hasn't been done yet. If the developers aren't aware of the problem, they can't fix it (they don't frequent the forums). Apr 17, 2013 at 14:28
  • You can use ES file explorer to delete these file also.
    – gb.
    Jun 27, 2013 at 4:12
  • so it seems safe to delete /data/log completely to free up internal memory of my galaxy Y? I wonder if there is an application to automatically do that? I wonder if link2sd could link that folder to sdcard... Jul 9, 2013 at 19:31
  • I believe you need root permissions for that.
    – Uri
    May 21, 2014 at 13:16
  • in my fairphone, it was /data/log_other_mode but same thing otherwise Mar 4, 2015 at 7:18

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