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Re: [opensuse] Odd results from df
On 2013-06-14 12:17, DenverD wrote:
On 06/14/2013 10:42 AM, Otto Rodusek wrote:
$ tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sd???? Solves the problem.

yes, it solves the problem of "the numbers don't match" but it creates a
new problem which those reserved-for-root-use space laid in the solution
_before_ it happened..

that is, with the reserve: the day you can't log in as user because your
disk is full, you _could_ log in as root and dump/move some stuff so
that the disk was no longer full..

It only really aplies to the system partitions, not to a disk reserved
for data only.


but as you have it now, with zero reserve, when the disk is full: not
even root can get in to dump (say) /tmp and then find/fix the disk
filling problem (like a log filled with thousands and thousands of error
messages from some broke do-dad)

The log will fill if the process that writes is owned by root, anyway ;-)

Anyway, having a reserve can be good for other things: allocation of
space, shuffling...

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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