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Re: Addendum to previous email re: "Wasted Space"



I have seen this before too, when I would create fairly large files on a
samba share, then delete them, sometimes it would take a while to reclaim
the space even with df, and other times, the space would come back right
away.


On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 03:30:45PM -0500, Tal Kedem wrote:
> > Also, it's important to note that 'du -h' reports the appropriate amount
> > of space used and that the drive appears, in all other regards, to be
> > properly using the space.  Is this perhaps a bug with how Windows reads
> > the available space left on SMB shares?  (Likely a Windows problem)
>
> Could be --- it sounds like some oddity in how Samba is exporting the
> space, possibly due to the fact that ext2/3 reserve a static inode
> table on disk.  300GB out of a 1.2TB filesystem sounds a bit much,
> though --- it could be that something is getting 32-bit arithmetic
> wrong in the Windows side of things, too, as we're close to wrapping
> several counters once you get into the TB fs range.
>
> Cheers,
>  Stephen
>
>
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