I know that inodes aren't necessarily deallocated with certain removal/deletion methods that users/programs use. When inodes are still present and pointing to files that have been deleted, but two or more Linux utilities show a discrepancy with the available space, how do I deallocate the inodes that point to the deleted files?
I have no hidden, forgottent-about backup of a file system. The files deleted were not log files (so restarting the syslog daemon wouldn't apply to this problem). The two links posted below as of 10:51 AM Pacific time don't apply to my question.