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Re: [opensuse] Percentage of blocks reserved for root on ext3 formatted partitions
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:58:32 -0500
  • Message-id: <200809211258.32344.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 21 September 2008 12:30:11 pm jdd for 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 (/)

It is for / on another disk that has no system on it, so probably no need for
even 1% reserved. That is set during file system creation and probably can be
changed with tune2fs utility, if ext3 is used.

Regards, Rajko
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