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Re: xfs_repair use all memory

To: Lampa <lampacz@xxxxxxxxx>, Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_repair use all memory
From: Carsten Aulbert <Carsten.Aulbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:37:06 +0200
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Hi

On 06/17/2015 01:33 PM, Lampa wrote:
> unable to repair - running without -n parameter requires more memory.
> Always killed by kernel
> 

What we did (not really beautiful) but it worked for a large file system:

Hooking up a SSD to the system (internall/USB) and make it swap space
for the box.

It will not help the speed, but it may be enough to get enough "memory"
to xfs_repair to finish.

Cheers

Carsten

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