Who needs these silly statfs changes...

Bernd Walter ticso at cicely12.cicely.de
Thu Nov 13 05:11:16 PST 2003


On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:54:18AM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 06:44:25PM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 06:04:00PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > >...my sparc machine reports that my i386 nfs server has 15 exabytes of
> > >free space!
> > >
> > >enigma# df -k
> > >Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used             Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> > >rot13:/mnt2  56595176 54032286 18014398507517260     0%    /rot13/mnt2
> > 
> > 18014398507517260 = 2^54 - 1964724.  and 2^54KB == 2^64 bytes.  Is it
> > possible that rot13:/mnt2 has negative free space?  (ie it's into the
> > 8-10% reserved area).
> 
> Yes, that's precisely what it is..the bug is either in df or the
> kernel (I suspect the latter, i.e. something in the nfs code).

And it's nothing new - I'm seeing this since several years now.

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