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Re: [opensuse] Percentage of blocks reserved for root on ext3 formatted partitions
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 18:45:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <200809211845.19312.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 21 September 2008 18:30:11 jdd for http://tldp.org wrote:
Bob Williams a écrit :
That's very interesting. On a 750GB disc, the amount allocated to root is
therefore 37.5GB, which seems a mighty big log file. Or does it function
as a kind of local swapfile if the disc gets too full? Similar to Windows
defragmenter needing 15% freespace.

it's not allocated to root, it's only the minimum amount of free space
a disk allow a simple user to let. A normal user can't use the disk if
free space is under this value.

anyway, nearly no system will work with so little room.

are you sure this is for *any* partition? should be only for root (/)

Yes. *Any* partition.
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