FS#2233 - incorrect free disk space calculation

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Friday, 18 June 2004, 21:30 GMT
Last edited by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 08:55 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Drivers
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Windows says:
Disk Capacity 55.8GB
Free 7.83GB

Rockbox Info says:

Disk: 55.8GB
Free 740.8GB

Something isn't right.....

Specs of my Archos

Archos Recorder 20
Rockbox ver CVS-040618 (flashed into rom)
Harddrive: Toshiba MK6021GAS Firmware GA024A

ROM: 1.28
Mask: 0x0302
Flash: M=BF D=D6
ROM CRC: 0x222F V1

It has reported this in the stock version 2.2 build and all
subsequent CVS's that I've tried.

Not the biggest problem in the world, but looks a bit
rough around the edges if these things aren't right.

Mark Campbell.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen)
Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 08:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Wont Fix
Comment by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Sunday, 20 June 2004, 09:10 GMT

This is a well-known problem with FAT and MS Windows. In short,
Windows does not update the free space counter properly, leaving
applications like Rockbox in the dark about the actual amount of free
disk space.

You can press PLAY in the disk info screen to start a recalculation of
free space, which should give you the correct value.