Re: mke2fs & capacity (where did it go!?)
On Sun, 14 Dec 1997, matthew tebbens wrote:
> Here is what 'df' says about the drives:
> Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/hdb1 705433 485054 183942 73% /
> /dev/sda1 4253289 509553 3523648 13% /var/sda1
> This says I have 4,033,188 to play with plus 220,088 for reserved.
> Now, if I add those together I get 4,253,276.
> This is not even close to the stated formatted capacity of 4.51gigs.
4,253,276 * 1024 = 4,355,354,624. Getting closer (they usually count a
kilo as 1000 to inflate numbers). Changing the block size to a large
number will also reduce the formatting info written to the disk,
increasing the avail space, but also increasing the wasted space by small
files. (winblows will probably use a much larger block size.)
Does that help?
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