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Old 10-02-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
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Disk Free space being incorrectly reported


(Suse 9.1.)

/dev/hdd is secondary drive mount a /mnt.

linux:/mnt # ls -alh
total 66G
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Sep 29 23:24 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4.0K Oct 1 20:27 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 38G Sep 29 23:44 barrier.dd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29G Aug 9 11:17 diane.dd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6.8K Aug 9 11:57 dmesg.txt
drwx------ 2 root root 16K Aug 9 10:48 lost+found
linux:/mnt # df -h /dev/hdd
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 167G 130G 29G 82% /
linux:/mnt #

If you see above, I'm using 66G but df reads it as 130G.

The same anomaly is occuring on my /dev/hda to the extent that I can't copy files over to that drive, and I KNOW there's plenty of room.

Is there some sort of cleanup I can run. I have moved large files, in excess of 40G back and forth between these drives and I've got the funny feeling that Suse is not cleaning up after the moves. FYI, I use dd to move files, not cp, and then I delete the original. And yes, I am sure that the Trash is empty.

Anyone have any ideas?

TIA for any pointers....

Old 10-02-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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Have you run a fsck?
Old 10-02-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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This actually was all mu mistake in the first place - sorry....

/dev/hdd was an external mounted drive mounted at /mnt


# df -h /mnt

produces the correct results.....


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