[CentOS] Re: "No space left on device" but there is space

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sat Mar 17 21:12:37 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-17 at 16:35 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 17, 2007 at 04:03:37PM -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > ><snip>

> > Keep in mind that default FS creation reserves 5% (?) for root. On GB-
> > sized drives, very wasteful. I always reduces to 1% or so.
> As I understand it, having an ext3 filesystem more full than that isn't a
> good idea -- you risk ending up with serious fragmentation. Think of it this
> way: on gigabyte-sized devices, you should easily be able to spare 5% in
> exchange for more efficient operation.

You are probably right. I've not invested enough time/energy to maintain
the level of currency I used to maintain.

In my particular situation(s), fragmentation is no issue. But it may be
important in the OP's.


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