fsck fails on 6T system

Josh Paetzel josh at tcbug.org
Thu Mar 29 01:20:27 UTC 2007

Dan D Niles wrote:
> I am trying to fsck a 6T filesystem on a server that crashed.  I'm
> running FreeBSD 6.2-p3.
> # fsck -t ufs -y /dev/da0
> fsck_ufs: cannot alloc 1993797728 bytes for inoinfo
> I also tried:
> # fsck -t ufs -f -p /dev/da0
> /dev/da0: UNKNOWN FILE TYPE I=11895232
> I built a custom kernel with MAXDSIZ and DFLDSIZ just under 3G, and got
> the same results.  It was at about 430M in use when it crashed, so the
> total would be 2332 M which is less that the size allowed (reported by
> limits).
> I found an old bug report from 2004 that is still open, but nothing has
> been done.   I also found an old article about someone (thinking about)
> rewriting fsck to use disk instead of memory, but no follow-up.
> Has anyone found a solution to this?
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Dan

RAM...lots and lots of RAM.  Start with about 8 gigs and give it a 


Josh Paetzel

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