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Setting reserved blocks percentage to 1%

Terminal - Setting reserved blocks percentage to 1%
sudo tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda4
2009-09-14 21:11:55
User: bassel
Functions: sudo tune2fs
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Setting reserved blocks percentage to 1%

According to tune2fs manual, reserved blocks are designed to keep your system from failing when you run out of space. Its reserves space for privileged processes such as daemons (like syslogd, for ex.) and other root level processes; also the reserved space can prevent the filesystem from fragmenting as it fills up. By default this is 5% regardless of the size of the partition.

http://www.ducea.com/2008/03/04/ext3-reserved-blocks-percentage/

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that's great, unless you're using another filesystem.

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