Subject: Re: Free space not freed on union mounts?
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 03/10/2003 15:45:25
On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 06:47:34PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
| So, I have a small mfs filesystem, union-mounted over a directory.
| If I create a file there, and then delete it, the space is not reclaimed.
| If I unmount the union mount, it frees up, and then if I redo the union
| mount, all is well... but surely I don't need to do that!
| Obvious setting? Just Don't Do That?
I think it's a "known problem" with read-write union mounts.
The freed space will eventually get reported correctly, if you instead
wait until the vnodes get flushed (?).