GEOM_JOURNAL: Timeout. Journal gjournal XXXX cannot be completed.

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Wed Oct 8 11:46:14 UTC 2008

Laszlo Nagy wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to add a new disk to my system. I'm ready with labeling the 
> disk. It is an SCSI device with and UFS partition and a SWAP 
> partition. The swap is turned off, and I would like to use it as 
> journal space. There is a screenshot attached showing what happens 
> after entering single user mode. swaps are turned off, and the journal 
> cannot be initialized. The message says:
> GEOM_JOURNAL: Timeout. Journal gjournal 2578807269 cannot be completed.
> Why is that?
> Thanks,
>   Laszlo

Screenshots will not come through on the list, could you upload them 
somewhere and send a link?
Is the partition you are trying to journal mounted?

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