Strange df(1) output

David Rhodus sdrhodus at
Mon Nov 29 08:21:12 PST 2004

On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 02:50:19 +0100, Douwe Kiela <virtus at xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey by the way.. I am also experiencing weird stuff with df.. I have
> DFly-Current on a 9 GB disk, it shows that /usr is used for 103% and that
> the capacity is -235234646TB (random number). Any ideas what might be
> causing this? I planned on looking at it myself but I don't have the time to
> do that at the moment. df should be reworked anyway, /me pokes liam :-)

On DragonFly there is a very small amount of the filesystem which is
allocated so that only root can write to it.  This was added so
servers could go on functioning correctly if say logs fill up a
filesystem or a user fills up a filesystem.  If you have a disk shows
over 100% usage its time to go a little fall cleaning. :-)

                                            Steven David Rhodus
                                            <drhodus at xxxxxxxxxxx>

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