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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
I ran e2fsck through strace and posted the results.
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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
Oh, sorry, I didn't see that before. I don't see anything interesting in dmesg. I'll try strace, though, and see what happens. If nothing else, I'm learning a lot!
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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
I've attached output from dmesg. Not sure how to use strace. I tried it out with strace ls and got dozens of lines of output, so I'm wary of running it on e2fsck unless I know what I'm looking for. Thank you for continuing to think about this.
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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
Well, as it turns out, no virtual memory was locked into RAM, the memory usage of e2fsck was just 180 MB, and swap and scratch_files were used for just a couple hundred MB more. I can't understand why the process would fail under these conditions, but perhaps I'm at a dead end with this disk for now.
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comment What is using the memory when e2fsck is running?
Cool, thanks for the link.
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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
Thanks. I'll run it again and monitor that value to see if it does anything interesting.
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comment e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?
Not sure what you mean by memory being locked. I've updated the question with some information from top, if that gets at what you're saying.
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