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Re: Can somebody explain this? du & ls showing different sizes



2009/2/15 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>:
> On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 23:11 +0000, Vijay Gill wrote:
>> 2009/2/15 Rick <ellis spinics net>:
>> > In article <60fdb1ad0902151205v6ef67c07v128f0c88f5895240 mail gmail com>,
>> > Vijay Gill  <fedora-list redhat com> wrote:
>> >
>> >>Running du -h tells that the file occupies 512M but ls -l tells that
>> >>the file is a lot smaller.
>> >
>> > Apples and oranges. You get the file *size* with ls and the disk usage
>> > with du. They aren't the same thing.
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>> Thanks but I knew that already. I was just curious why 512Mbytes is
>> allocated to a file so small? Also I have provided allocsize which is
>> definitely not 512M!
>
> That could be because you're using XFS.
>
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Thanks but how does that statement explain the behaviour I am seeing?


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