Impossible compression ratio on ZFS

Šimun Mikecin numisemis at
Mon Jun 13 10:56:48 UTC 2011

2011/6/13 Steven Hartland <killing at>

> Using 'du' for file sizes (without -A option) is wrong in the first place.
>> Any program or script that is using it in such a way is broken and should
>> be
>> corrected.
> That's not true, -A displays the apparent size not the actual disk usage
> which is what we want.

Disk usage is not equal to file size. 'ls -al' shows file size, 'du' shows
disk usage.
Use the one you need, but don't expect them to be the same thing.

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