Can't install FreeBSD-amd64-9.0-RC2: "/mnt: out of inodes"
rcm at fuzzwad.org
Sat Nov 19 01:01:05 UTC 2011
Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011, Olivier Cochard-Labbé wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I tried to install FreeBSD-9.0-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso (SHA256 verified) on
>> a VM and meet a reproducible problem:
>> The VM has 128Mo RAM and a 4Go hard drive.
>> During install process I choose these distribution sets: ports and
>> src only.
>> And I'm using guided partitioning / Entire Disk / All Auto
>> But each time (I delete and re-create a new VM multiple times) the
>> installer failed during archive extraction of ports.txz (at about 88%
>> progress of this file extraction) with this message:
>> Error while extracting ports.txz:
>> Can't create
>> And on the background there is this message:
>> ...on /mnt: out of inodes
>> Can someone else confirm this problem before I fill a PR ?
> A 4G disk is perhaps quite rare these days, but I expect that the
> issue is real. Please file the PR.
> The default block and fragment size for UFS/FFS were bumped by
> mckusick in r222319 (to general assent); presumably the installer
> should gain some logic to use smaller values for smaller disks, so
> that the available number of inodes is larger. (I presume that you
> have successfully installed earlier releases on 4G disk, of course.
> Though ... I think I may have, myself.) The ports tree has a very
> large number of small files, and is thus a very intensive user of inodes.
> Alas, my five minutes of searching were not enough to find where
> bsdinstall is actually generating default filesystem options, so I
> couldn't confirm this assumption.
> Thanks for the report,
> Ben Kaduk
I see the same thing by creating 4gb filesystems for /usr/src and
/usr/obj on a larger hard disk, which, IMO, _is_ a reasonable thing to
do, and works fine on 8.2.
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