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Re: tlug: Broken fs?

tlug note from Christopher Wiles <>
On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Shige Abe wrote:

> Hello, I seemed to have developed a little problem with my filesystem. 
> This is what df gives me:
> Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/hda2             505503  480739        0    100%   /
> /dev/hda1             517808  497296    20512     96%   /dos
> Notice the 0 available when I should have 24764.  Is there a way to fix this?

*If* /dev/hda2 is an ext2 filesystem, then you are observing correct

The ext2 filesystem reserves (hmm, I think it's five percent) of the
filesystem for the super-user (it's the -m option in mke2fs).  Here's an
example of my hard drive usage:

Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda2            1178327 1001264   116180     90%   /

I should have 177063 blocks free, but df returns a number just under 60Kb
smaller due to the reserved overhead. 

--	Chris (

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