/var/lib/mysqlwas running into gigabytes. I use MySQL for local testing. So, there is no way I can generate that much data. When I checked the folder out, there were many logs files which were eating up the space. Following the docs, clearing them was rather easy. All I had to do was run the following command on MySQL console.
purge binary logs before '2013-06-28 00:00:00';
Only one catch here: this will work only when
my.cnfis not commented out.