Thanks Dan I was looking through the handbook and just found it as I got the email :)..
Think ill leave it as 8% as speed is important to this server. /Steve -----Original Message----- From: Dan Nelson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, 11 July 2004 3:49 PM To: Steven Adams Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: HDD Sizes reported wrong? In the last episode (Jul 11), Steven Adams said: > I have a LSI MegaRaid Raid card with 5x 36gig raid 5 scsi drives.. > > Now my /home is getting reported at 108gig(which is right) But for > some reason its saying 97gig free and 2.4 gig used.. > > Im confussed where the other 8.5gig or so is gone?? > > /dev/amrd0s1h 108G 2.4G 97G 2% /home First, I recommend not using the -h option when trying to total things up. You lose lots of precision. Second, the df values don't total up because 8% is reserved on ffs filesystems so the disk allocation algorithms stay efficient. You can lower it with tunefs but as the disk gets closer to 100%, performance rapidly degrades and files will get fragmented. Root can use that 8% which gives you the added benefit that if a user fills up a drive it doesn't keep root processes from working. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#DISK-MORE-TH AN-FULL -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"