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Re: Partition information as text file?




On 28/01/19 9:36 AM, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
>>> Usually, all of a partition is used. If the partition contains a
>>> filesystem, swap area, RAID member or LVM physical volume, these data
>>> structures use all the partition space.
>>
>> Not necessarily - eg if you've extended the partition and not the
>> filesystem, it doesn't.
> 
> Of course there are exceptions. This is why I wrote "usually".
> But this space is not accounted as available/free in the partition
> table, nor is it accounted as used/unused in the filesystem. Gparted
> would not display it. Unless it is a transient state, it is just wasted
> space.

I made the point because it might be useful, in this case or others, to
detect such wasted space (eg by comparing the partition table with the
filesystem metadata)

Richard


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