Master Document for Issues with Differences in Output Between 'du' and 'df'
Last updated on AUGUST 25, 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
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
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d100 30981094 24436586 6234698 80% /
% du -skd /
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