Setting reserved blocks percentage to 1%

sudo tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda4
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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By: bassel
2009-09-14 21:11:55

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that's great, unless you're using another filesystem.
linuxrawkstar · 534 weeks and 4 days ago

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