Thank you Christian for your reply.
>SLES 10, that's Linux 2.6.16-something, right?
Linux 18.104.22.168 x86_64
>I know, I probably shouldn't ask this right now, but I'm kinda curious:
>_Why_ aren't they backed up?
It is absolutely legitimate as question.
Because it is a storage unit of 20 TB that we can't backup, and the users know
>> 3) xfs_ncheck eats a lot of memory and freezes after 6-7 hours without
>Did you look into the syslog too? Maybe the box was out of memory and
>killed xfs_ncheck. How much memory does the box have?
Unfortunately xfs_ncheck was not killed, it went "D" state.
The box has 16Gb.
Can I do something with my xfs_metadump [please be polite :-) ]