On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 03:32:05PM +0100, Daniele P. wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm just asking if any work has been done/is in progress to improve
> xfs_repair memory consumption.
Work is in progress, but it won't really solve your problem.
See, you've got:
> enceladus:~# df -i /dev/sdb1
> Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
> /dev/sdb1 293049664 6511481 286538183 3% /media/300
6 million inodes in your filesystem, and a certain points in
repair we have to hold indexes of them all (plus some state) in
memory. Phase 6 is one of these points.
In terms of inode count, I generally use the rule that for every
10million inodes you need a gigabyte of RAM for repair - you needed
about 500MB for 6million inodes.
We have been trimming bits and pieces off this per-inode usage
but there comes a point where you just need more memory. That
is, as filesystem size grows, so does the amount of memory
needed to repair it in a finite time....
SGI Australian Software Group