[Q] Where does all the space go?

Damian Menscher menscher at uiuc.edu
Thu May 19 17:55:04 UTC 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005, Maurice Volaski wrote:

> mke2fs -j -O dir_index -O sparse_super -T largefile /dev/drbd/6
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use%
> /dev/drbd/6           475G   33M  452G   1%
> It seems that ext3 has taken 23 GB, which is about 5% of the total disk size, 
> for itself. Is that right?

It's not reserved for the filesystem, but rather for root.  Read about 
the -m option in the manpage to adjust that 5%.

> If that is, indeed, the case, why does df just list 33M as being used?

I think the 33M is the space used by the journal, or the filesystem 

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