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Re: Xfs_repair segfaults.

To: Filippo Stenico <filippo.stenico@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Xfs_repair segfaults.
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 09:39:10 +1000
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 07:30:05PM +0200, Filippo Stenico wrote:
> Hello,
> -m option seems not to handle the excessive memory consumption I ran into.
> I actually ran xfs_repair -vv -m1750 and  looking into kern.log it  seems
> that xfs_repair invoked oom killer, but was killed itself ( !! )

That's exactly what the oom killer is supposed to do.

> This is last try to reproduce segfault:
> xfs_repair -vv -P -m1750

I know your filesystem is around 7TB in size, but how much RAM do
you have? It's not unusual for xfs_repair to require many GB of
memory to run succesfully on filesystems of this size...


Dave Chinner

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