[LUNI] Where is my data hiding??
gug at fnal.gov
Fri Mar 22 13:45:01 CST 2002
I am no expert in these matters but I have run into problems in the
past where "du" apparently under-reported the actual usage. At least
that was what the experts told me. In my case I was using an area in afs
space and "du" and "fs listquota" reported very different usage results.
The claim was that the "fs" was more accurate. Here is an idea of how
large that difference was:
> du -k -s .
> fs lq
Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition
room.gug 300000 270938 90%<< 56%
So the difference between "du" saying 7 and "df" saying 8 seems small in
comparison. I don't know what du is failing to take into account, but I
think that lots of very small files enhances the difference.
Martin Maney wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 12:18:23PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > I don't get this, I have an 80Gb drive, df shows its almost filled, but du
> > only says I'm using ~7Gb
> > [root at meir /]# df
> > Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/hda2 8475600 7917584 127476 99% /
> > /dev/hda1 46636 6077 38151 14% /boot
> It's all right there: df says you have about 8G in them there partitions.
> This may be a case of running into the 8GB limit, one of many breakwaters
> above the 512MB line where the traditional BIOS and IDE controller
> addressing fields don't have enough bits in common to directly address all
> the blocks. 8GB is usually the size all drives larger than that size report
> to the BIOS, but Linux is usually capable of seeing the drive's real size.
> So perhaps you're hitting a side effect of the 32GB truncation - 80 modulo
> 32 isn't quite 8, but then the count isn't in binary KB anyway, so that
> could be it.
> OTOH, you just might have one of those self-consuming disk drives. taht
> would be very bad, and you wouldn't want to have it in the system with any
> other drives; after it has consumed all of its own free space, it will start
> in on any other drives in the system. Perhaps it would be best if you sent
> it to me for investigation and safe disposal, eh? :-)
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