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OK, then you won't mind if I rm -rf /usr on your machine. :-)
Try: du -shc /var /usr /home
(There's also the root stuff not in those, but it's harder to measure that.)
You may be surprised at how much is in /var and /usr.
Posted Jan 18, 2008 15:19 UTC (Fri) by fatrat (subscriber, #1518)
My home dir contains ~82 Gb. Compared to that, /usr and /var don't contain a lot (under 10gb).
I'm sure most people are similar, hence my comment.
Posted Jan 18, 2008 15:45 UTC (Fri) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
10GB is still a big important chunk of disk, whether the rest is 20GB or 82GB. Checking
it separately *will* speed up each check, and separating it into a separate filesystem will
make sure that errors on one part won't mess up the other part.
(Come to think of it, I suspect that the fsck speed is more dependent on number of files
than data size, though I don't know for sure.)
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