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Re: HELP: Free space zero no matter what



Okay, I'm back and running, and I figured out my problem. ext2 filesystems
have reserved blocks, though I don't know what they're for. It seems only
root can access them, although I haven't really checked this.  tune2fs can
lower the number of reserved blocks, but here's my question:

Why, on a 6.4 GB hard drive, were there 300MB or reserved blocks?  What
are they for, and do I really need them?

On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 01:55:44PM -0700, Dwayne Litzenberger wrote:
> 
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> 
> Here's my problem: no matter how much I delete, my
> free space count is 0 blocks.  e2fsck doesn't help.
> 
> When I run df, it knows that the blocks used is less
> than blocks free, and blocks used gets smaller as I
> delete files, but the free-space count stays as zero.
> 
> I can create files with echo "blah blah blah" > file,
> but exim, for instance, won't save anything to my
> mailbox, nor will pine or mutt save any files.
> 
> Anyone know a program that recalculates the free
> blocks count?
> 
> Please answer ASAP, as this is a crippling problem.
> 
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> access my mail e-mail account.*
> 
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