[Techtalk] my home directory grew

Kai MacTane kmactane at gothpunk.com
Tue Apr 21 15:44:53 UTC 2009

Daniel Pittman wrote:
> I presume you checked that, though, so the other possibility that
> springs to mind is that they are on a different filesystem, and that you
> have either lost tail-packing on ReiserFS[1] or gone from a 1K block
> size to a 4K block size — and have an awful lot of small files.

Note that if the system is using Maildirs in the user's home directory 
as the mail store, the final supposition ("an awful lot of small files") 
might not be very outlandish at all.

                                                 --Kai MacTane
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  Two worlds and in between;
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