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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
@ott--, unfortunately I no longer have this drive. The question is pretty old.
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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
Alan, right, thank you. It could be even LANG= or LANG=POSIX. But as I said, this process takes lots of time so re-running it with different locale just for couple of lines is unreasonable :) In either case, it proves problem with FS size for ext2 :(
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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
laurent-rpnet, not really: 500.0*(10**9)/(2**30) == 465.66. It would be 488 if you divide by 1024 only one time and then divide by 10**3. About the idea to fill it with real data - thank you, will give it a try.
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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
Exactly, that's just what I'm talking about :) reiser, jfs, xfs AND EVEN fat32 all show fs being 466G sized in my case. ext2, ext3, ext4 - 459G. More available space could have been explained by the nature of dynamically allocating FS, if there was no fat32. But there is this simple, even primitive fs - and even this fs fills entire volume. ext* does not. ext creates filesystem of 459G size while volume is 466G. This is the problem.
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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
And what about XFS, JFS and VFAT? It's hard to believe such primitive fs as FAT32 is more dynamic than ext4.
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comment Why ext filesystems don't fill entire device?
Thanks for the answer. No, it's not about reserved blocks. Updated question.
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Hello71, thanks for the advice. Website doesn't really matter, it's only for openid.
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