Deleting files doesn't free space in 100% full partition
Martijn van Oosterhout
kleptog at svana.org
Thu Dec 12 00:09:19 EST 2002
On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 12:06:08AM +1100, Alex Pollard wrote:
> I've recently installed RH8.0 and today I found this:
> % df
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda3 20153172 13665460 5463972 72% /
> /dev/hda1 23302 14275 7824 65% /boot
> none 127696 0 127696 0% /dev/shm
> /dev/hda6 18113524 17266548 0 100% /mnt/tmp
> (originally /dev/hda6 was /tmp, I've remounted it at /mnt/tmp)
> You can see that /dev/hda6 (which is ext3) has about 1Gb free but is marked as
> Deleting files does not help at all. The blocks used number goes down
> correctly, but the available count doesn't change.
By default around 5% of the disk is reserved for the superuser and doesn't
show up in the df output. 5% here would be about 900MB so you only need to
delete a bit more for it to start appearing.
Or you can use tune2fs to reduce the reserved amount to 1% (about 180MB).
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/
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