Amount of disk space lost to formatting?

Mark Watts m.watts at
Thu Apr 20 04:45:46 CDT 2006

> On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 12:07:53PM -0400, Ron Waddell wrote:
> > Use tune2fs to lower the amount of reserved space. I believe the default
> > is 5%.
> Yep.  This is probably the poster's problem, indeed.
> 'tune2fs -m0 $dev' will fix it.

Is there a way to see the current reserved allocation?


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