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[Bug 199054] Add low disk space real time monitor
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  • Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:38:02 -0600 (MDT)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=199054





------- Comment #30 from plasmahh@xxxxxxx 2006-10-23 09:38 MST -------
Happy with what?
As a comment to Scott Couston and the free diskspace:
Traditionally filesystems like ext2 reserved a portion, typically 5% of the HDD
space for use of root only. That way, when the root partition was completely
filled, from the user perspective, root still had a bit room to work. The users
were not prohibited from logging in, but the login procedure, and especially
the shell scripts running on login often needed to create temporary files and
of course failed then. The 5% amount was always configurable. And btw. on some
modern filesystems its not possible to reserve space for root anymore. 5% is
pretty huge, and even 1% can be pretty huge on modern HDDs, like for my actual
250GB drive it would be 2.5GB of unused space. Clearly too much to be wasted.
So what I would be happy with only would be to either disable it totally or let
it warn me with a configurable amount of *MB* and not *percentage*. I am
perfectly fine with partitions having only 100MB free space, since thats why I
have them. To fill the space, not to keep it free.


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