[Bug 218929] Re: disk space error, but no prior warning (reiserfs)

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Thu Sep 20 10:55:07 UTC 2012

** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: ARULARASU (arularasug) => (unassigned)

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  disk space error, but no prior warning (reiserfs)

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubiquity

  I performed a reiserfs install in kvm with today's Ubuntu Hardy i386
  DVD image. With a 5GiB disk image, I allocated 5000MB (note decimal
  units, per partman's usual behaviour) for /, allowing a few hundred MB
  for swap. Unlike a previous run with a smaller disk image, there was
  no error indicating that I had too little disk space to perform the
  installation (the DVD live filesystem is large so it takes more space
  than a desktop installation). Nevertheless, the installation failed
  later while copying files, with an out-of-space error.

  syslog and partman are attached. The partition_too_small check runs
  'du -s --block-size=1 /rofs', which returns 4540861440. 'du -s
  --block-size=1 /target' after the failure returns 4943574528. My guess
  is that reiserfs is allocating significantly more extra space over and
  above raw file size than ext3 does, although reiserfstune indicates
  that the journal size is only about 32MiB so it can't be that.

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