[Techtalk] Different usage betweed df and du

Sue Stones suzo at spin.net.au
Thu Jul 14 10:50:17 EST 2005

Rudy Zijlstra wrote:

> Conor Daly wrote:
>> What type of filesystem is
>> this?  There have been reports of irretrievable corruption on 
>> reiserfs in
>> the past and many experienced admins just won't use it.
> Just like i am hesitant to use ext3 for similar reasons.... Though 
> they seem to have improved. I have jet to see data loss on Reiserfs, 
> which i use intensively (i also keep a daily backup of important info, 
> and important data is stored on RAID5.

Well I am using ext3, I am running Mandrake 10, and KDE.

At this stage I think that I need to just ignore the problem and get on 
with my project.  I don't have the time to sort it out, and I certainly 
don't have the time to cause any more problems.  At least it looks as 
though the disk isn't about to fail.  I will make daily backups, and 
keep the machine off the internet as much as possible as precautions ( I 
have a separate windows box).

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, you may see more on this in a 
week's time.  Although I am happy to use windows for some things (if I 
have to) I don't like programming on windows so avoid it as much as 
possible.   Unfortunately my Linux box is old, so I will have to see 
what happens in the next few weeks. 


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