EXT3 Reserve Space

Lakshmipathi.G lakshmipathi.g at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 13:00:14 UTC 2010

Are you sure -m option is not working with mkfs.ext3? Can you verify it
using tune2fs ?
If 5% is reserved already, you can use "tune2fs  -m 0 device" to modify it
and check Reserved blocks count using "tune2fs -l device" command.


FOSS Programmer.

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Muhammad Ammar <mammar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Whenever an EXT3 partition is created some space is reserved for
> super-user,  I used the mkfs.ext3 with option -m set to 0, but there is no
> effect it still reserve the space. How can i set the reserved-space to 0 or
> calculate the reserved-space in advance?
> Any suggestion/idea?
> Regards,
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