This is the first time i'm posting on this forum after using Linux Mint for almost more than a year!
I have information to share you guys, and maybe you also experience the same thing as I am.
I was updating the linux mint on my laptop from 18.3 to 19.0. Before, it was run smoothly. I was searching for the problem that I can't suspend my laptop like i usually do in 18.3. Before, I usually update my Linux kernel to solve the problem (in 18.3, it works!).
But when i update my linux kernel right after I update to 19.0, I was fine for a while (several hours). Then I shocked by the notification that my / (root) partition is suddenly full (my root partition size is arround 25 GB and has 3-5 GB free space before). I open the disk usage analyzer and found my /var directory has huge size. After that, my laptop is really slow and I even can't do anything! (can't shut down, can't open terminal, can't close any app, etc)
After I hard reset my laptop (before I know the Magic SysRq key thing, you know, the "Raising Elephants Is Utterly Boring" key combination), then i can't even login to my GUI system (lightdm boot loop). I can only login into my virtual terminal. I didn't realize the log files problem, i just focus on finding the way how to make me can login again, but I can't. Right after I fix the boot loop problem, the boot loop came again. So I decided to reinstall the Linux Mint with higher / (root) partition space.
After installing, I update the kernel again. Then suddenly I face the same problem! I googling for a while and then I found out that my /var directory also has a huge size. I look into the /var/log file using:
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ls -Ssh /var/log
on kern.log:... unreadahead .... ignored relative path
I forgot about the kern.log one, but that's the time that i realize there's something wrong about the kernel. So I decided to restore my system using Timeshift (Thank God! There's Timeshift!)KERN: .....
Maybe you guys has the same problem?