sharp increase in 'used' blocks after plain fs copy

Victoria Muntean vikimun at
Sun Jul 20 09:02:21 UTC 2008

I copied all files from 8GB partition to 12GB empty partition using rsync.
What caught my eyes, df -k was 1.2 used GB on the source partition, but 2.2
on the dest partition after copy. And dest was empty before copy.
Why ?
I took file list (filename and sizes) on both partitions, sorted and diffed,
no differences.

It's ~130,000 files , basically small debian 4 install. Block size is same
on both partitions, 4kb. The 12GB partition was created with all defaults.

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