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Linux df command

Hi Experts,
I've this Linux machine:
Linux version 2.6.18-371.3.1.el5xen (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54))

I run df command:

[ora11g@hy]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vg_ora
                             9.7G  6.8G  2.5G  74%       /u01
/dev/lv_ora
                              59G   47G  8.2G  86%      /sxr/oracle
                                
      
I'd like to know Why the total size 9.7G isn't the same as Used+Available 6.8G + 2.5G (9.3G) and total 59G isn't the same as 47G + 8.2G (55.2)?

Thanks in advance!
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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ralph_rea

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I Know that 5% of the disk might be reserved for root but with plus 5% is still less of total size 59G
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omarfarid

The difference in size you observed is due to file system over head, There is no exact ratio for this as it depends on factor like number of files or dirs and their sizes.
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Amount of space used is based on number of files and their space, inodes have a minimum file size (often 4k)such that a 1character file (1 byte)  will account for 4k of space used when computing how much space is left while not being reflected in actual space used.
gheist

Can you post df output without parameters?