[pacman-dev] libalpm fails on a filesystem with a large blocksize

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jun 13 13:24:37 UTC 2015

On 13/06/15 23:05, Astro Xe wrote:
> Hello,
> ''pacman --debug --root dir -S util-linux'' fails on a 2 GB NFS (1,9 GB free):
> "Partition /root/dir too full: 12385 blocks needed, 3802 blocks free"
> statvfs() reports f_bsize = 524288, f_bfree = 3855, so the "blocks free"
> estimate is correct, taking the cushion into account.
> A little debugging shows that the "blocks needed" overestimate comes from
> calculate_installed_size @ lib/libalpm/diskspace.c
> which, basically, rounds every file's size up to a multiple of the block size.
> In my case, having a huge block size, it is indeed summing 1 block per file.
> Is it possible to work around this problem, and how?

Not that I know of.   I am fairly sure that only one file can be stored
in one block.


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