The following reply was made to PR bin/41439; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Laight <david@xxxxxxxxx>
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
Most of the testing was done for filesystems with very large numbers
of inodes (for mfs /dev).
David Laight: david@xxxxxxxxx