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Date:	Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:01:06 -0500
From:	Zachary Mark <>
To:	Ted Ts'o <>
CC:	Ext4 Developers List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Re: Discrepancy in 'df' output between kernel 3.0
 and 3.2 for ext4?

On 06/19/2012 03:13 PM, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 02:54:44PM -0500, Zachary Mark wrote:
>> Ted, thanks for the patches!  I've tested your patches against
>> 3.5~rc3.  I had to return the machine on which I first spotted the
>> problem, but here are results from a box with identical hardware:
>> df from 3.0:
>> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/sdh1            2907178636    205816 2906972820   1%
>> /dev/sdi1            2907178636   1056768 2906121868   1%
>> df from 3.2.20 (identical to 3.5~rc3 without your patches):
>> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/sdh1            2928733612  21760792 2906972820   1%
>> /dev/sdi1            2928733612  22611744 2906121868   1%
>> df from 3.5~rc3 with your patches applied (as they didn't apply to 3.2):
>> /dev/sdh1            2907178636    205816 2906972820   1%
>> /dev/sdi1            2907178636   1060936 2906117700   1%
>> sdh1 is mostly empty.  sdi1 has about 6700 128k files written to it plus
>> everything on sdh1.  There seems to be slightly more overhead accounted
>> for after your patches.  Not sure if this is to be expected or not.
> Hmm... it looks like df output /dev/sdh1 is identical between 3.0 and
> 3.5~rc3 with my patches.  I'm not sure why there is a difference for
> /dev/sdi1.  However, I note that the "Available" figure is the same
> between 3.0, 3.2.20 and 3.5~rc3 for /dev/sdh1, but there is a
> difference in the Available column between 3.2.20 and 3.5~rc3 for
> /dev/sdi3.  Could it be that some files got written to /dev/sdi
> between your test run?
> It would be good if we could get this sorted out.  I was pretty
> careful to account for all of the fs overhead blocks between when I
> did my patch with an empty file system.
> If this can't be accounted by more files being written to /dev/sdi1,
> could you send me the (compressed, since they will be large) output of
> dumpe2fs for /dev/sdh1 and /dev/sdi1 with the "df" output from your
> three test kernel so I can investigate further?
> Thanks,
> 						- Ted

Actually, you're right, I must have screwed up my original test somehow. 
  I just repeated the test.  The 3.0 and 3.5~rc3-patched numbers are 
identical to each other, and the 3.2.20/3.5~rc3-unpatched are also 
identical to each other.

-- Zach

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