Master document for issues with differences in output between 'du' and 'df' (Doc ID 1398865.1)

Last updated on MAY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The outputs between /bin/du and /bin/df in a filesystem may differ sometimes



Symptoms

The output between df and du differs on a given filesystem, i.e.

du shows (9.86 GB)  used space
df shows (23 GB)    used space

% df -kl /
Filesystem          kbytes       used     avail  capacity   Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d100  30981094   24436586   6234698        80%    /

% du -skd /
9861903

Cause

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