Subject: Re: LFS partition limitations
To: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/2000 16:35:07
On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 09:23:59AM -0500, Tracy J. Di Marco White wrote:
> I updated my source for 1.5 to be current as of yesterday (September 30,
> 2000) since it looked like there were some updates since the snapshot of
> 1.5ALPHA2.  I newfs_lfs'd the disk and mounted it.  It again couldn't
> handle the newlfs until I doubled the logical segment size from the
> default.  The machine panic'd again, this time it wasn't the scsi
> controller's fault, probably. :)  I suspect it was lfs_cleanerd, at a
> guess, as I mounted the filesystem and then did nothing else to touch
> the filesystem, and after a little while it crashed.
> lfs_writeinode: negative bytes (segment 0 short by 128)
> panic: lfs_writeinode: negative bytes
> Only this time I didn't get a core dump.

I've seen this but I though it was fixed by the last commits :(

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.