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I just created some partitions on a new RAID 1 array. These ext3 filesystems are completely empty except for their mandatory lost+found directories. According to 'df' however there is approximately ...
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- 06-06-2005 #1
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- Jun 2005
New filesystem has used space?
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sdd1 38859 4127 32726 12% /root/mount/boot /dev/sdd2 39492180 32828 37453236 1% /root/mount/root /dev/sdd5 39531084 32828 37490136 1% /root/mount/clients /dev/sdd6 77474468 32828 73506120 1% /root/mount/incoming
/lost+found takes up only 16384 bytes.
So why is this space listed occupied by such a figure? This is not reserved space since df doesn't by default show the reserve (which is much larger than 33MB). Is this an ext3 bug? A df bug?
- 06-07-2005 #2
It is probably used by space reserved for the journal of the filesystem. Nothing to worry about, it is just overhead for a better and more secure filesystem.I\'m so tired .....