[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 

James A. Peltier
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Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
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