[linux-lvm] Not allowed to fill filesystem to 100%???
galens at seitzassoc.com
Thu Nov 17 16:39:39 UTC 2005
Chris Hoover <revoohc at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have created some 300 GB lvm2 (RH 4.0 AS) filesystems for our
> PostgreSQL databases. However, we tried to copy one of the larger
> filesystems over to the new lvm filesystem and the copy abended due to
> being. The system was reporting that the file system was 100% full
> with 0 blocks free. However, a df reported almost 16GB free.
> What's up with this? Why is this large amount of space unavailable to
> a normal user?
If it's an ext2/3 filesystem, the default reserved space is 5%. Check
the man pages for mke2fs and tune2fs.
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