On Thursday 24 July 2003 03:12 pm, Dan Nelson wrote:
> The FFS filesystem reserves 8% of the disk
> space so that it can allocate contiguous blocks for files.

It happens to serve that function, but I understood the reserve is for 
root so that users can not fill filesystems and kill root processes. 
The reserve does not apply to UID 0.

The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its
capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

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