Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 641656
e4fsck cannot handle large filesystems
Last modified: 2011-03-09 16:11:53 EST
Description of problem:
e4fsck fails on large filesystems (16 TB) with "Error determining size of the physical device: File too large"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Problem is fixed in upstream version 1.41.12. According to BZ #604809, this update is scheduled for RHEL 5.6, but it would be nice to fsck large filesystems with channel-provided utilities until then.
You can lobby your support channels for a "z-stream" release prior to 5.6, but since it's tech preview in 5.5 I'm afraid you may need to wait. Won't hurt to ask though.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 604809 ***