Bug 150033 - Wrong size reported for large filesystems
Summary: Wrong size reported for large filesystems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Viro
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-03-01 20:41 UTC by Karen Bruner
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:06:49 UTC

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Description Karen Bruner 2005-03-01 20:41:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
We have a network filesystem ~45Tb in size, mounted as an smbfs share.  df or any compiled program using the statvfs call reports the size as 17Tb on one machine we have that was installed as RH EL 3 ES, update 3, but is running the 2.4.21-27.0.2.EL kernel.  On another machine running the same kernel but installed from the update 4 ISOs, a C program using statvfs reports the same size, but df reports the filesystem size as 73786976294837944320Kb.  The filesystem is accessible.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a network filesystem >17Tb in size
2. Run df

Actual Results:  On one machine:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
//server/fs          17179607040 10539761664 6639845376  62% /mountpoint

On the other:
 Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
//server/fs   73786976294837944320 73786976288198098944 6639845376 100% /mountpoint

Expected Results:  df should have accurately reported the size as 45Tb.

Additional info:

Filesystem size is 45Tb, usage at this time is 39Tb.
Both machines have the same version of df (coreutils-4.5.3-26).  They are different hardware, and machines of the same hardware with the same configuration display the same flavor of incorrect information.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:06:49 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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