[conspire] why is there such a large size discrepancy reported by fdisk and df
freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Thu Jul 26 08:31:23 PDT 2007
Darlene Wallach wrote:
> I don't understand why there is such a large discrepancy
> between fdisk and df.
> fdisk shows /dev/sdb is 163.9G
> df shows 148G and 140G for size and available respectively.
> What am I misunderstanding?
> # fdisk -l /dev/sdb
> Disk /dev/sdb: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdb1 1 244 1959898+ 82 Linux swap
> /dev/sdb2 245 19819 157236187+ 83 Linux
> # df -h /dev/sdb2
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sdb2 148G 189M 140G 1% /media/ieee1394disk
I just read the man page for mkfs.ext3 and figure
that the internal journal is 15.9G.
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