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df and du reporting incorrect file sizes
  • From: James Watkins <misterwatto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 17:42:20 +0100
  • Message-id: <444FA2EC.7020704@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi all, has anyone seen this before? I'm using an opensuse 10.0 box as a samba file server to store backups of our other windows servers. It took a while to figure out that there was no disk space since the samba box was still reporting that there was plenty. Looking a bit deeper, I found that although 'ls -l' showed the sizes of the individual files correctly, the total was wildly incorrect. Here is an example of the output of 'ls -l' :

total 29274510
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28353837056 2006-02-18 00:47 B2D000161.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28456399872 2006-04-01 00:51 B2D000162.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28456552448 2006-04-04 00:51 B2D000163.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28456648704 2006-04-05 00:49 B2D000164.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28451419136 2006-04-06 00:49 B2D000165.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 28448050176 2006-04-08 00:49 B2D000166.bkf
-rwxr--r-- 1 M2\backup M2\domain admins 714 2006-04-25 23:00 Changer.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root M2\domain admins 672743424 2006-04-26 16:55 test
-rw-r--r-- 1 root M2\domain admins 3363717120 2006-04-26 17:02 test2

This behaviour is reflected by df and du. Am I doing something stupid or is this an actual bug?
By the way, I the same thing happens whether I use reiser or ext3 so I assume that it is not filesystem specific.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this.

Cheers,

James.

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