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Re: disk usage monitor figures don't add up?



On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 09:56:11AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >IIRC the number used to be 10% reserved, 90% user back when drives
> > were a lot smaller. That may have changed but I do not know the
> > actual number now.
> >
> >The available above and the difference in numbers indicate it still
> >might be the original 10% reserved space that got you.
> 
> Ahh, I wasn't aware of that distinction.  Thank you.
> 
> In this case its a huge gotcha of over 10GB.   Thats more like 13%. 
> Is there any way to reduce this to a fixed figure of say 500 megs or
> so since amanda doesn't run as root, but suid root for much of what it
> does? 
> 
> Or is it time to revisit the srcs for du & df & add a _max_reserved?
> 
The standard reserved in Linux is 5% of the disk space.
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