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Re: [Q] Where does all the space go?

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 itself.

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