Negative free space



  • I'm one more in the club of all those who've been reading the site, but have never written until now. yay!

    OK, before you mention the other WTFs in here, such as:

    1. Windows Vista
    2. A floppy drive (which is actually not there, btw)
    3. Windows Vista
    4. Windows Vista with Aero Glass enabled
    5. My pathetic attempt at anonymizing the image with a small render of the Mandelbrot fractal
    6. Windows Vista x64
    7. Using the forum's numbered lists
    8. And finally, Windows Vista,

    I'd like you to see this image:

     

    Extra points to someone who can point how can this happen without being an actual error (which is what happened in my case)

     

    Mahoro 



  • Disk space quote exceeded



  •  Close, but no... The actual reason is a wtf in itself, which is why I actually posted it in here...

    Mahoro 



  •  Ok, so what's so secret about your hard drive label that you felt the need to anonymise it? I can sorta understand the DVD, not wanting to reveal your taste in movies or something (although I would have ejected it before taking the screenshot...).

    Oh and why a fractal? Why not just the standard black rectangle? 

     For the actual WTF, my guess is that it is a *nix server using unionFS or some other unusual mounting scheme that causes weirdness.



  • @mallard said:

    Ok, so what's so secret about your
    hard drive label that you felt the need to anonymise it?

     

    Because it said "Animal Porn (F:)"



  • 9. It's a Jpeg and not a PNG

    They go nuts for that sort of thing round here.



  • The real WTF is the bar should extend past its limits into the icon alongside it. 



  • Is this causd by the drive reporting it's capacity (1.96GB) and the total size of all files on the drive (2.05Gb) and this being possible because the drive contains compressed files?

    It would be a pretty braindead way for this to be displayed - but then it is Vista! 



  • Doesn't NTFS require a minimum partition size of 2.1GB?



  • Is it a mount on a unix filesystem, and there are hardware links in there or software links that windows follow, and windows is scanning all directories manually instead of asking information to server, when trying to know "used" space?



  •  WTFPr0n



  • I would guess that network drive is shared using either an old version of Samba or NFS.  Those supported volume sizes only up to 2 GB, and Windows is probably calculating the actual free space and/or space used (which is far greater than 2 GB) to come up with the negative number.



  • @operagost said:

    ..edited image..

    GG. I think the "Animal Porn" one would've been better. Although that could also translate to "Animal Planet". I could think of loads of other inappropriate titles. LOL.



    TRWTF: Replying to a post with just an image. It put it on the side instead of above the box! I had to scroll to the right to see the reply box. WTF?!



  • @mallard said:

     Ok, so what's so secret about your hard drive label that you felt the need to anonymise it? I can sorta understand the DVD, not wanting to reveal your taste in movies or something (although I would have ejaculated it before taking the screenshot...).

    Here, fixed it for you



  • Most *nix variants reserve 5%-10% of the disk space on a partition for emergency purposes. NTFS reserves 12.5% for the master file table (MFT). When you reach "100%" on a partition (*nix or NTFS), there is still additional space available that can be used. It is a bad idea to eat into this space, but it is possible.



  • The red bar in the %usage is interesting. I don't know much about Vista, so I have to ask: is this Vista actually being aware something very strange is happening? Or is the red bar used normally for "disk near/at full" situations?



  • 9. Using .jpg

    10. Thnking having a Floppy Drive is a WTF

    11. Windows Vista

     ... oh you already havd the last one?



  • @aquanight said:

    Or is the red bar used normally for "disk near/at full" situations?
     

    Yes. 



  •  @Lingerance said:

    Doesn't NTFS require a minimum partition size of 2.1GB?

    Supposedly the minimum size is about 8 MB, although the Sysinternals guys released a utility to put NTFS on an 1.44 MB floppy.  Naturally, the original page seems to have been lost in the Great Microsoft Acquisition of Sysinternals, but it's still available on archive.org:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20070311062522/http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/NtfsFlp.html 



  • @CodeSimian said:

    @aquanight said:

    Or is the red bar used normally for "disk near/at full" situations?
     

    Yes. 

    In that case, it could be worse. It could be naïvely trying to paint the bar past its boundaries. I've seen stuff that used manually rolled bars (HTML), and for whatever reason, wind up with a bar that's >100%, and just overpaints it, potentially merging it with the bar next door.



  • My guess is it's counting hardlinks as multiple files?


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