e2fsck message "inode is too big"
adilger at sun.com
Sun Jul 27 18:38:55 UTC 2008
On Jul 25, 2008 12:55 +0200, thorsten.henrici at gfd.de wrote:
> after rebooting one of our systems one of the ext3 filesystems, that was
> cleanly unmounted, fsck stopped the boot process due to critical errors in
> that filesystem.
> Running fsck -y manually returned, that one of the i-nodes is "too big" an
> was truncated.
> After this about three million i-nodes were orphaned an moved to
> # strings /sbin/e2fsck | grep -i 'too.*big'
> @i %i is too big.
> @b #%B (%b) causes @d to be too big.
> @b #%B (%b) causes file to be too big.
> @b #%B (%b) causes symlink to be too big.
> @h %i has a tree depth (%N) which is too big
> Ext2 file too big
> shows the according output sting.
You need to provide the exact error message, not one of many possible
> 1. What can cause this error
That depends on what the error is, exactly.
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.
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