On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 07:14:52PM +0200, Emmanuel Florac wrote:
> Le Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:33:38 +0200 vous écriviez:
> > 1) it would be nice to have a way to know xfs_repair's version (-V ?),
> > when using it from a rescue disk I'm never sure if I should get a newer
> > one.
> Did you try "xfs_repair -V" as you suggest? On my system, it replies with
> the version...
> > 2) on a 32bit system, using xfsprogs version 2.9.0 , it seems xfs_repair
> > will fail if its process exceeds 4G. Is that right? Is there a way to
> > circumvent that limitation?
> No, this is precisely what 32 bits mean. A 32 bits process can't address
> more than 2^32 bits, which is 4GB.
I think it's 2GB for a process by default on linux, because the other 2GB
is used by the kernel. The split is configurable IIRC.
> However I'm surprised you have this
> problem; I've xfs_repaired up to 16TB filesystem (maximum manageable with a
> 32 bits kernel ) without such problem.
Memory usage depends on the number of inodes in the filesystem as well.
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