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e2fsck - out of memory despite [scratch_files] set in /etc/e2fsck.conf

I'd like to repair an ext2 file system on an external 16GB SD card drive. When I issue the following command: e2fsck -y /dev/xxx my system runs out of memory (Fedora 17 x64 8GB RAM, 8GB Swap). As ...
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What is using the memory when e2fsck is running? [duplicate]

I am having trouble running e2fsck due to memory limitations, as detailed in this question. In the course of investigating that, I came upon something that may be of more general interest, so I will ...
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e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?

I am running CentOS 6 on a 32-bit machine with 1 GB of RAM. I have a 1TB external HDD that I am trying to run e2fsck on. It runs for about an hour and a half and then fails with Error storing ...
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e2fsck on large filesystem fails with Error : Memory Allocation Failed

I'm trying to use e2fsck on a large raid array that is 2TB large and uses GPT for partitioning (because of size). There is only 1GB of ram installed on the system and I do not have the ability to add ...
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e2fsck aborts: memory allocation failed

I am trying to fix a 9 TB filesystem with e2fsck, however the scan always fails after about 10% or so with the following error: Error storing directory block information: ... Memory allocation failed ...
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Running out of memory running fsck on large filesystems

I look after an old Debian linux box (running etch) with only 512 MB of RAM, but a lot of external storage attached. One ext3 filesystem is 2.7 TB in size, and fsck can't check it, because it runs ...