Description of problem:
gnome-settings-daemon shows false low free space alerts for GPFS mounts with very large disk space. The alert shows up intermittently since it requires a GPFS filesystem to become fairly full.
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Previously customer has reported this issue on RHEL6. A bug (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1253770) was filed and closed due to inactivity from customer's end.
I wonder why do you think this is GVfs issue. AFAIK settings-daemon uses GUnixMountMonitor, which is implemented in GLib/GIO, and free space is based on statvfs output. So, GVfs is not involved at all. Similar for the upstream issue, see:
I do think that g-s-d should check free space per device path and not per mount path. Similarly for g-c-c. This should fix the multiple warnings issue and wrong total size info at least for some filesystem types (i.e. BTRFS). I have no idea, how GPFS works and what is wrong with it, because the bug report is pretty brief, but we can probably ignore such obscure filesystem types in g-s-d / g-c-c if the previous suggestion doesn't help...
See proposed patches in the upstream bug...
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
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