Again: fsck_ffs memory requirements

Oliver Fromme olli at
Thu Aug 21 16:49:32 UTC 2008

Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
 > On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:23:41 +0200, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
 > > Increase kern.maxdsiz. 
 > It seems that I don't have kern.maxdsiz:
 >         # sysctl kern.maxdsiz
 >         sysctl: unknown oid 'kern.maxdsiz'
 > Am I looking at the wrong place? Allthough I've been using
 > FreeBSD since 4.0, it seems that I got a "little" stupid over
 > the years... :-/

It's a loader tunable, so you must put it in /boot/loader.conf.

Best regards, and good luck with your recovery!

PS:  Better make good backups next time.

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