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SubjectRe: 2.4.16-pre1 : e2fsck, File size limit exceeded (core dumped)
On Nov 25, 2001  14:14 +0100, Jean-Luc Coulon wrote:
> I've two partitions. /dev/hda1 where I can boot 2.2.20 or 2.4.16-pre1,
> /dev/hda3 with only 2.4.16-pre1.
>
> Now, if I boot 2.4.16-pre1, I have the following :
>
> e2fsck 1.25 (20-Sep-2001)
> Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
> Pass 2: Checking directory structure
> Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
> Pass 4: Checking reference counts
> Pass 5: Checking group summary information
> /dev/hda3: 79176/250368 files (1.5% non-contiguous), 277317/500023
> blocks
> File size limit exceeded (core dumped)

This is a kernel bug. It can be avoided by running as a user with no
filesystem limits. Note that _any_ call to "ulimit" is currently
broken, especially "ulimit -f unlimited", which will actually impose
a 2GB file limit on the block device. Remove any "ulimit" statements
from the system startup or root .bash* scripts, and you should be OK.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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