Unlock more space form your hard drive

tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda6
This command changes the reserved space for privileged process on '/dev/sda' to 1 per cent.

By: Dhinesh
2011-12-07 10:20:01

What Others Think

Use the value 0 for the -m switch to get max space for all users.
qiet72 · 557 weeks and 3 days ago
warning: don't use '-m 0' on the same filesystem as the OS (ie. where /var or /tmp is mounted). The point of reserving space for uid:0 is to make sure that system-maintenance daemons can still get work done when the users are getting "no space left on device" errors. Otherwise, it's a good idea for filesystems you occasionally mount, like portable harddrives on USB.
Mozai · 557 weeks ago
Ah, the joys of the ext-based family of filesystems. You don't get this crap with ReiserFS, BtrFS, XFS or JFS. Any ext4 filesystem I create gets "-m 0" by default on all filesystems.
atoponce · 556 weeks and 6 days ago

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