Bug 182528 - Do not reserve filesystem blocks on /home and possibly other partitions
Do not reserve filesystem blocks on /home and possibly other partitions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-02-22 20:37 EST by Behdad Esfahbod
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-22 20:47:15 EST
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Description Behdad Esfahbod 2006-02-22 20:37:29 EST
By default ext2 and ext3 filesystems reserve %5.  While this is useful for /,
/tmp, and /var, this wastes precious harddisk space for /home, and since /home
is probably the biggest partition users create, not reserving %5 on /home, or
reserving %1 returns something like 2GB of harddisk space that is unusable
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-22 20:47:15 EST
The reservation isn't there solely for the purposes of not filling up the disk.
 ext[23] also needs that reserved space to avoid particularly bad fragmentation.
Comment 2 Ra P. 2006-02-22 21:12:11 EST
Why must your preference be the default? I'm it has a useful purpose.

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