I don't know how to explain this other than to say that my computer seems to magically run out of free when it runs for a while.
The output of
df -h . oh my home direction is below
/dev/mapper/vg_vmadiath--dev-lv_home 50G 47G 0 100% /home
When I run
sudo du -cks * | sort -rn | head -11 on /home I get the following output. I got this from decreasing free space on fedora 12
32744344 total 32744328 vmadiath 16 lost+found
If I restart my system things seem to fix themselves and I'm left with about 20 or 25GB of free space.
I'm running XFCE with XMonad as my window manager under fedora 17. Programs I'm running include the XFCE terminal, grep, find, firefox, eclipse, libre-office writer, zsh, emacs.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'll gladly give you any other output you might need.