[mythtv-users] Myth reports incorrect disk space usage?

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Thu Jul 15 14:14:50 EDT 2004

On Thursday 15 July 2004 10:53, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On July 15, 2004 02:42 pm, Henk Poley wrote:
> > Be enlightened:
> > http://sysunconfig.net/aixtips/df_du_diff_out.txt
> >
> > du adds all filesizes together, and substracts that from the total
> > diskspace. df lists the free space.
> I know how du and df work, thanks.
> But these discepancies, especially on a small number of files, are not
> going to add up to 9 GB unless the poster is using a filesystem size of
> hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes, which is highly doubtful.

A typical ext3 format (at least on Red Hat) reserves 5% of all space for the 
root user. 9GB is roughly 5% of a 200GB drive. That's not hundreds and 
hundreds of gigabytes.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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