[CentOS] fsck.ext4 huge memory usage

James A. Peltier jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca
Thu Mar 4 05:39:44 UTC 2010


I have a 5.4TB file system, ext4, that currently is reporting problems, 
however, every time I run fsck.ext4 on the file system, it grows to more 
than 17GB.

Can anyone tell me WTF is going on here?  Why is it using so much disk 
space?

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James A. Peltier
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