SAM-QFS: Sambcheck Command Returns Error "Cannot malloc indirect block" (Doc ID 1551157.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2013

Applies to:

Sun QFS and Storage Archive Manager (SAM) - Version 4.6 to 5.3 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Getting an error "Cannot malloc indirect block", when using the 'sambcheck' utility. 

It may run for a while, before aborting with that error.  

The issue may be seen more often when using sambcheck against a larger filesystem, where available memory can be exhausted quickly.

Cause

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