strange report of 'df -h' "Size 7.7G Used 7.4G Avail 0 Use% 100", cannot start GNOME session
mattdm at mattdm.org
Wed May 18 20:34:43 UTC 2005
On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 09:32:50PM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > As you see 379 MB are missing?! That is what actually confuses me!
> > What is going on and how to fix it?
> This is normal. Linux filesystems by default reserve 5% of the space for
> housekeeping purposes. Your "missing" 379M is the 5%. The root user will
> be able to use the space if necessary, but regular users cannot.
Also note that ext2/ext3 rely on having a certain amount of free space to
play to prevent the filesystem from becoming fragmented and slow. So that 5%
isn't going to waste.
Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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