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Date:      Mon, 5 Feb 1996 13:02:53 -0700
From:      Nate Williams <>
To:        Basket Case <>
Subject:   Re: Decreasing the percentage (10%) of a filesystem owned by root
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> I notice that 10% of a HD is generally allocated for root to make sure root
> has some extra room for files and stuff.

Nope, this room is used to keep the FS relatively 'fragment-free' and to
keep performance better.

> How can i decrease this percentage
> as 10% on a 9gb drive takes a big toll and I'd like to reduce that.  Would
> I also have to reformat?

man tunefs, and you don't have to reformat.


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