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bug#44273: "total used in directory 19 available 5.2 GiB"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#44273: "total used in directory 19 available 5.2 GiB"
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 17:51:35 +0200

> Feedback-ID:mattiase@acm.or
> From: Mattias Engdegård <mattiase@acm.org>
> Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2020 16:41:34 +0100
> Cc: larsi@gnus.org, juri@linkov.net, rms@gnu.org, jidanni@jidanni.org,
>         stefankangas@gmail.com, 44273@debbugs.gnu.org
> 1 nov. 2020 kl. 16.21 skrev Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>:
> > This actually means that this value provides information that is not
> > directly available in the file sizes.  So it is useful.
> No and no: the information is available in the file sizes

It isn't: that value shows the total disk space allocation, i.e. the
file sizes are rounded up to the nearest disk block size.

> but the 'file size' of a subdirectory is practically impossible to interpret 
> in a useful way.

We are not talking about file sizes, we are talking about the "total
NNN" part.

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