EXT3 Reserve Space

Muhammad Ammar mammar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 15:30:42 UTC 2010


I think problem is solved. Actually i am checking the sizes in gparted and
it is showing wrong value for 'USED' field.

Now i check the sizes using df and it shows correct sizes.

The version of e2fsprogs is:


I used the following command to create an ext3 file system

mkfs.ext3 -m 0 /dev/sda2

Thanks to all of you for your time and sorry for confusion.


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at redhat.com> wrote:

> Muhammad Ammar 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?
> >
> Please let us know the version of e2fsprogs you are using, and then
> show the commands you used which exhibited this problem.
> Thanks,
> -Eric
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