[long] major problems on fs; e2fsck running out of memory

Keith Keller kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Jun 2 02:56:30 UTC 2014

Hi again all,

I apologize for not asking this in my first message; I just remembered
the question after sending.

On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 07:43:12PM -0700, Keith Keller wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 09:05:09PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > Unfortunately, there has been a huge number of bug fixes for ext4's
> > online resize since 2.6.32 and 1.42.11.  It's quite possible that you
> > hit one of them.
> Would this scenario be explained by these bugs?  I'd expect that if a
> resize2fs failed, it would report a problem pretty quickly.  (But
> perhaps that's the nature of some of these bugs.)

I have a very similar second server which has undergone a similar chain
of events, an initial ~2.5tb fs followed by a resize later.  I believe
that it has been fsck'd since the resize (but don't quote me on that).
Am I likely to run into this issue with this fs?  And if I do, what
steps should I do differently (e.g., use the latest e2fsck right away;
don't e2fsck, get files off quickly, and mke2fs; something else)?


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us

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