newfs for insufficient inodes file system

pirat pirat at
Tue Dec 9 20:08:56 PST 2003

hi sirs,

four months ago, i faced problem of insufficient inodes for /usr and one of 
solution for that, from Gregory Bond, was that to backup and do a newfs
for that file system.

today the situation become worst since i can not do any portupgrade even
/usr/local is a separate file system though.

am not an expert in FreeBSD but a plain user instead.  i have backed /usr up
already and going to do newfs on that.  my questions are that

      1) should i drop into a single mode first ?
      2) what parameter for newfs to pass to (i used sysinstall to do that
         and did make world and friends to upgrade my machine) ? 

below are my uname and informations about /usr

[firak] ~ # uname -a
FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #7: Sun Dec  7 10:19:07
 ICT 2003     firak at  i386

[firak] ~ # newfs -N /dev/ad0s1f
Warning: Block size and bytes per inode restrict cylinders per group to 89.
/dev/ad0s1f:    1740800 sectors in 425 cylinders of 1 tracks, 4096 sectors
        850.0MB in 5 cyl groups (89 c/g, 178.00MB/g, 21504 i/g)
super-block backups (for fsck -b #) at:
 32, 364576, 729120, 1093664, 1458208

any helps and hints are welcome and appreciated.

with best regards,

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