On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 09:35:18AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 08:32:07AM -0500, Brian Foster wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:05:58PM +0530, Mukul Malhotra wrote:
> > > âHello,
> > >
> > > Does xfs have reserved blocks too, like ext* ? if yes, how can they be
> > > determined ?â
> > >
> > XFS reserves blocks internally such that it can perform operations when
> > all free space is consumed, etc. It looks like 5% is the default.
> Not quite.
> * We default to 5% or 8192 fsbs of space reserved, whichever is
> * smaller. This is intended to cover concurrent allocation
> * transactions when we initially hit enospc. These each require a 4
> * block reservation. Hence by default we cover roughly 2000
> * allocation reservations.
> So, in most cases, there are 32MB of reserved blocks available for
> internal emergency use.
Yep, I glossed right over the hard cap... thanks. ;)
> > I don't think it's "like ext4," however, which reserves blocks for the
> > root user. I don't believe the reserved blocks in XFS are accessible for
> > file allocation by any user unless the reserve pool is modified as such.
> Most definitely not "like ext4". The reserved blocks are considered
> "used space" (i.e. not available to any user) and are reported as
> such in statfs() output (e.g. via df).
> Dave Chinner