Polytropon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I have another problem trying to recover my data that has been "destroyed" > (in fact, it's just inaccessible because the inode at the entry od my > home directory died). > > I'm using a dd image which reproduces the exact error of the defective > hard disk partition, I run fsck_ffs on a md type vnode. > > # mount -t ufs /dev/ad2s1h /mnt > # mdconfig -a -t vnode -u 0 -f /mnt/home/poly/rescue/ad0s1f.dd > # fsck_ffs /dev/md0 > > Up to this point, I tried to use fsck_ffs from FreeBSD version 7, which > always left me with this: > > fsck_ffs: bad inode number 306176 to nextinode > > Examining fsck_ffs, I found ot that lastvalidinum = 306175, but that's > a story for another time. :-) I always thought I needed to modify the > file system so fsck_ffs could do its job, now I think I rather would > modify fsck_ffs so it would skip these errors I can't see any reason > for.
I'm not following your logic, but I suspect you're jumping into dangerous waters here... > Out of curiosity, I booted my system with a done version 5 installation > harddisk I had extracted from a system some years ago, and guess what? > fsck_ffs version 5 seemed to do more than version 7 did! This is what I > get: > > fsck_ffs: cannot alloc 1073796864 bytes for inoinfo > > My question: My machine has 768 MB RAM (512 + 256 MB SDR-SDRAM) and > fsck_ffs seems to request 1 GB RAM (1073796864/1024/1024/1024). Is > it possible to provide this amount of RAM via a harddisk backed RAM > disk or a swap partition? Swap should be fine; the allocation is just a regular calloc(3) call. > I think I'll try ffsck_ffs version 6 from a PC-BSD installation that > must be somewhere around here... Not likely to help, but since you aren't working with the original disk, you don't have much to lose by trying... -- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"