Hard drive fullness limits information help request

Julian Stacey jhs at berklix.org
Mon Apr 11 14:24:48 PDT 2005

> From:		NMH <drumslayer2 at yahoo.com> 
> Date:		Mon, 11 Apr 2005 12:30:37 -0700 (PDT) 
> Message-id:	<20050411193037.40627.qmail at web41827.mail.yahoo.com> 

NMH wrote:
> Hi all
>   I know hard drives tend to not run well when near
> full. They have trouble performing self adjustments
> (hardware), self defragging(unix/FFS) etc..

I usually run near full.
I dont have problems ('cept overflow ;-)

man tunefs 

& you'll realise most FS's arent run full anyway
(but even if I
	tunefs -m 0  -o space
I dont normally have problems ( though OK, it'd be slow if multi person usage)

Cross posting 2 lists is deprecated, so I dropped freebsd-hardware@
as this question is too basic for hardware@ as well as questions at .

Julian Stacey        Net & Sys Eng Consultant, Munich       http://berklix.com
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