Oct 3 16:32:10 pelmo kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 806 (xfs_repair).
Hello again -
We have a bit of a problem: we have needs for very large filesystems
(more than 1 TB) but no need to scale the memory in the machines
the same way ... except if you ever need to run xfs_repair on the
filesystem, it seems!
I picked up a recent version of xfs_repair (2.3.3 that I got out of
CVS a few days ago) and it consumes all of 1 GB and never finishes
repairing. I can't add more swap space in a *file*, so ... well,
this is a bit awkward. Is it normal for xfs_repair to consume that
much memory, and can anything be done about it? Is there something
strange about my filesystem causing xfs_repair to leak possibly?
Ok, I scrounged some other partitions and converted them into swap,
but if this is normal I guess we should consider splitting in the
future to avoid grid-lock. Don't make an FS that > 1000 times
available RAM? Seems nicer if we can avoid that, what do you think
the practical limitations are?
Be seeing you,