Oracle Linux: fsck(8) Causes Out-Of-Memory (OOM) Failure Processing Large Filesystems
Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Large filesystems may cause the
) tool, or any other running process. to be aborted by the kernel out-of-memory (OOM) killer. The
) tool is usually the victim but any other process could be aborted instead.
A typical instance of this would be similar to this:
# fsck /path/to/very/large/lun fsck.ext4 invoked oom-killer Error storing directory block information (inode=20234673, block=0, num=43459308): Memory allocation failed
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