In the last episode (Jul 24), David Kelly said:
> 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.

No, it's really for the filesystem; see the tuning manpage, under -m. 
The root thing is because under Unix, you must always allow root to
shoot itself in the foot :)

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        Dan Nelson
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