File size discrepancies
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Sep 28 11:41:17 PDT 2007
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> I have a file hierarchy of about 18GiB which was copied from a UFS 2
> file system one hard disk to a UFS 2 file system on a gmirror array.
> The size of the two hierarchies differ by 12 bytes according to du(1).
> No errors were reported by cp(1) during the copy operation.
> Is this normal, or should I start hunting for corruption?
Hmmm... 12 bytes out of 18GiB is pretty good going. A 12 byte
discrepancy could be due to something as simple as a changed path
name in a sym-link or two. Most other reasonable explanations for a
size difference I can think of would probably result in a bigger
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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