Subject: Re: df values can differ with nfsv2/nfsv3 mounts
To: NetBSD userland <>
From: Nicolas Joly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/04/2005 18:09:34
On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 05:16:59PM +0200, Nicolas Joly wrote:
> I noticed that df(1) can show diffrent values for a NFS filesystem if
> mounted with v2 or v3 protocol :
> Filesystem                                     Size      Used     Avail Capacity  Mounted on
>   596G     663G      -67G   111%    /mount/banks2
>   596G     -15T       16T1475378468640%    /mount/banks3
> Our main storage device is a NetApp filer R150 with about 12TB; it
> holds the biological databanks in a 2.3TB volume (= partition). We
> export a read-only snapshot from that volume to all our working
> nodes. This method, allow the databanks maintainers to update/work on
> the datas without disturbing the users ...
> Sometime, the modifications are really big and the reserved space for
> the snapshot is hit; then, the filer automatically extends the
> snapshot size by taking needed blocks in the underlying volume.
> In that case, i noticed that the NFSv3 mounted partition give
> erroneous values; but the same partition, NFSv2 mounted, has the
> correct values.

After some more experiments, it seems that the NetApp filer is sending
bogus values for available size with NFSv3. Will try to bug NetApp ...

Nicolas Joly

Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.