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Re: bin/41439: [dM] undocumented newfs failure

The following reply was made to PR bin/41439; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Laight <>
Subject: Re: bin/41439: [dM] undocumented newfs failure
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 09:13:42 +0100

 On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 07:50:00AM +0000, der Mouse wrote:
 > >Number:         41439
 > >Category:       bin
 > >Synopsis:       [dM] mildly extreme newfs arguments produce cryptic failure
 >      For at least some combinations of arguments, newfs fails with a
 >      cryptic and somewhat baffling undocumented error message which
 >      looks like an internal can't-happen.
 Yes, that is a consistency check on the algorithm.
 IIRC There is another option to specify a number of inodes - which
 might work.
 Most of the testing was done for filesystems with very large numbers
 of inodes (for mfs /dev).
 David Laight:

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