Help needed fsck exited with signal 11

Dirk Wetter dirkw at
Wed Nov 14 08:58:23 CST 2001

On Wed, 14 Nov 2001 Matt_Domsch at wrote:

> > At boot time, the system reports
> >
> > Checking root filesystem
> > / was not cleanly unmounted, check forced
> > Warning... fsck.ext2 for device /dev/sda3 exited with signal 11
> > [FAILED]
> There's a bug in the aacraid driver which was finally understood yesterday.
> We're trying to make sure it's actually fixed.  It seems to only happen on
> systems with >1GB RAM.  A short term solution should be to append 'mem=900M'
> or thereabouts when you boot, which should prevent high memory access by the
> driver which is what's breaking.  Soon as we're sure we've got this bug
> completely fixed we'll post another announcement to these lists.


two questions: do you mean ">1GB" or ">=1GB"? secondly does it have
something to do with then fsck.ext2 hangs upon booting?

Dirk Wetter @ Renaissance Techn.
mailto:<dirkw at rentec dot com>

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