system freeze on "slice too large"

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Sun Jul 15 12:27:53 PDT 2007

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:i've now had twice a nasty freeze (kind of) with something like this (hand transcribed):
:dscheck(#ad/0x20021): slice too large 2/2
:then vinum tells me that it put "build" down and continues:
    Same thing.  Don't use vinum's autostart feature.  Try specifying an
    actual partition being used as a vinum drive.
This is not a new kernel;  vinum worked for at least 3 years here.  The message do not appear on bootup:  I am using root on vinum, so I have to specify the drives it should use.

    I don't know regarding the read errors.  That sounds like a different
Wouldn't dscheck return an error which makes a physical read to fail?  That's probable why vinum gets a read error and shuts down the system.

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