Since a few weeks i'm experiencing an annoying 'thing' where files are
often too big in `du` and directory totals are to high in `ls -l`.
I appears that files, which are in the process of beeing
copied/downloaded/whatever, grow in large chunks ahead of time, while
the actual file-content is beeing copied into the files. And then it
appears that the last chunk isn't shrunk after the process is finished.
Neither xfs_bmap (Version 3.1.5) nor filefrag show anything beyond the
extent that compromises the actual file-content.
I've noticed this at least with:
- "git gc"
- cp -a
- downloads with firefox (technically Iceweasel)
Kernel is currently 18.104.22.168, Distribution is an up-to-date Debian-SID.
mount is with default-parameters, except "noatime".
Any idea how to debug this, or is this a known bug and waiting a few
days for 2.6.39 should fix this?
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