My server has gone down twice in the last 3 weeks because of an excessive number of files being created in the compiled_templates folder. This causes all of the inodes on our server to be used up causing the site to crash.
We previously thought this may have been because of a security test that hit multiple URLs on the site and generated too many templates. The original question can be seen here Security test generated large compiled_templates directory, site outage
This time there was no unusual traffic spike, so I can't assume it was because of the security testing. The only common thread seems to be that garbage collection is either not deleting the old compiled templates or craft is mis-configured. Any insights into this issue would be much appreciated.
EDIT: Looking in the
compiled_templates folder it seems there are a few hundred different folders with names like 00 a9 b3 ... and inside those folders are sometimes hundreds of PHP files. I can't track down what templates some of them go to. For example one of the comments up to reads:
/* __string_template__cc8a06d92434271d04fe341ad237b568da4c65f004cfec4d1fc576ee4e9b6c4a */
They have functions that echo out single lines of text, these functions are called doDisplay. I am not the original author of this site and am not an expert at Craft. I appreciate the help.