MFS root filesystem and static binaries size

Rick Miller vmiller at
Tue Oct 16 18:24:09 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Stanislav Zaharov
<root.vagner at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question regarding the mfsroot file system organization on
> installation cd.
> How is it possible that we have bigger binary files in ls list while actual
> occupied space is less. But when we try to copy these files on similar
> filesystem using cp or dd the actual used space is bigger?

They are hardlinks.

I have a blog post at
that touches on the the comments starting at line #76.

Take care
Rick Miller

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