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[Bug 404750] Re: Usage/freespace of "filesystem" neglects concept of per partion usage more important (esp. /home)


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  Usage/freespace of "filesystem" neglects concept of per partion usage
  more important (esp. /home)

Status in “baobab” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: baobab

  Baobab 2.26.0
  Ubuntu 9.04

    Installed: 2.26.0-0ubuntu1
    Candidate: 2.26.0-0ubuntu1
    Version table:
   *** 2.26.0-0ubuntu1 0
          500 http://ftp.oleane.net jaunty/main Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Baobab reports usage on per directory structure basis (and refers to it as "filesystem") and not potentially more important per partition basis.

  Use case: John has a separate partition mounted for his home directory
  and it is almost full, but as baobab composites the usage report from
  all partitions mounted below /, and so it appears that he has plenty
  of room available for his photos whereas in reality, the free space is
  located in another(/the root) partition.

  Solution: When a particular folder is selected, an additional usage
  report for the partition hosting that folder should be shown.

  This seems to have been discussed and "fixed" back in 2.19.90-0ubuntu1 in early 2008 here: 

  But either it has regressed or has not really relieved the issue.

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