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Bug 155819 - statfs reports wrong values for FAT fs
Summary: statfs reports wrong values for FAT fs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-24 02:08 UTC by Carlos Rodrigues
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-10 21:44:01 UTC

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stafs test (deleted)
2005-05-07 15:10 UTC, Carlos Rodrigues
no flags Details

Description Carlos Rodrigues 2005-04-24 02:08:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have an external USB 2.0 hard-drive from LaCie (250Gb), and "df -h" never shows any more that 64Kb of used space on it (even though there are more that 2.8Gb there).

The only partition on the drive is formatted with vfat. However, this doesn't happen with another vfat partition (~75Gb) I have on my PATA drive.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug the drive
2. mount it
3. df -h

Actual Results:  "df" says that there are only 64 used on the drive.

Expected Results:  The line for the external drive should report correct used space for it.

Additional info:

I've tried kernel-2.6.11-1.19_FC3 from and the problem persists.

Sample output:

[carlos@auriga ~]$ df -h /media/LACIE/
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             234G   64K  234G   1% /media/LACIE

[carlos@auriga ~]$ df /media/LACIE/
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1            245051840        64 245051776   1% /media/LACIE

Comment 1 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-05-06 14:49:33 UTC
kernel-2.6.11-1.21_FC3 still shows this problem.

Comment 2 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-05-06 15:00:20 UTC
BTW, I also tried "coreutils-5.2.1-44" from "development", and it also has this

Comment 3 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-05-07 15:10:06 UTC
I've changed this to coreutils, but I now changed it back. the attached code
proves that "statfs" returns wrong values.

Comment 4 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-05-07 15:10:48 UTC
Created attachment 114120 [details]
stafs test

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-05-10 21:16:10 UTC
how was this vfat partition created ?
I wonder if its some variant we dont support yet.

Comment 6 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-05-10 21:44:01 UTC
I don't really know, the disk was already formatted when I buyed it.

However, I found the problem. The fs itself was corrupt, and "dosfsck" (2.11 on
Debian) showed two issues (backup FAT different from the original FAT and
free-cluster with errors).

I reformatted it and now the problem is gone.

Fool of me to trust Windows' "check disk", which said everything was just fine...

BTW, I wonder where this problem came from... The only incident happening with
it was bug #155472 (or it could have been like that already at buy time).

I'll close this bug then.

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