Why so big?
k5di at zianet.com
Sun May 18 18:23:02 UTC 2008
Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sun May 18 2008 10:29:55 Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Mike Bird wrote:
>>> (Snipped: du and df seem to disagree about /dev/hda8.)
>>> Please show us the output of "dumpe2fs /dev/hda8 | head -40".
>> Here is what it did after seeing what it is and using as root:
> (snipped dumpe2fs output, which contains the following line)
>> First orphan inode: 454746
> dumpe2fs says you mounted /dev/hda8 since the problem started
> so it can't be a deleted file that's still in use. However
> you definitely have lost space even though the FS has no errors.
> Suggest rebooting into recovery mode and running fsck. In my
> customized installations I do this by adding " emergency" to
> the end of my grub boot line but standard Ubuntu may have a
> more user-friendly method ... I don't know.
> If "fsck /dev/hda8" does nothing try "fsck -f /dev/hda8".
> --Mike Bird
Well Mike the system does fsck every so often and there is no -f in
fsck. So I really think what we have is a tiny orphan inode that happens
when you bring the ext3 file system down wrong, I do not see this making
the change from 6 to 2 Gb.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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