softdep: out of journaling space for softdep!

Andreas Tobler andreast-list at
Fri Nov 9 08:41:33 UTC 2012

--------- Original Message --------
From: O. Hartmann <ohartman at>
To: Current FreeBSD <freebsd-current at>
Subject: softdep: out of journaling space for softdep!
Date: 09/11/12 09:05

> I just received since two days from now on one of my FreeBSD 10-CUR
> boxes a kernel message after syncing disks, just the moment when the
> system is supposed to switch off or reboot, like
> softdep: out of journaling space for softdep
> or something similar. I checked the /var/log for more details, but
> nothing has been logged there so far regarding this subject.
> The box in question has buildworld and kernel most recent as
> FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #0 r242747M: Thu Nov  8 10:40:09 CET 2012 amd64
> The system is CLANG compiled, as it is now the standard and with
> CXXFLAGS+=              -stdlib=libc++ -std=c++11
> The box has its root filesystem on a SAMSUNG 830 SSD with a capacity of
> 120 GB, GPT partitions, UFS2 formated.
> The box is the only one of a bunch of other FBSD 10 boxes with the very
> same software revision and a similar setup, but with traditional
> I can not reboot the box, the box is spinning with the above mentioned
> error message forever (did so for day on the unattended box).
> A 'hard' reboot is quit with a kernel dump due to "sleeping

I saw something similar last night.

This morning I tried:

And it seemed fixed.
Though I did not do a stress test.


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