Re: mke2fs (and mkreiserfs) core dumps

From: David Rees (
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 16:37:48 EST

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 01:55:37PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2002 12:31 -0800, David Rees wrote:
> > I've got an interesting situation here where mke2fs and mkreiserfs core dump
> > with the message: File size limit exceeded (core dumped)
> This is a ulimit bug caused by the kernel and libc 2.1. If you log into
> the system as root at the console (no su) it should work.
> > The kernel is 2.4.18-rc4 + Trond's NFS_ALL patch.
> I thought that the fix for this was in the 2.4.18 kernel, but I guess
> not.

Thanks for the info. This explains why I didn't have any problems
partitioning the 3ware's RAID, I was logged into the console.

Is there anyway I can avoid logging into the console? It can be a PITA if
the machine happens to be far away.

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