In the last episode (Jul 07), Rick Moore said:
> I'm running mysql 3.23.15 on FreeBSD 4.0. The database consists of a single
> table which take about 8 gigs on a 32 gig partition. I've confirmed this
> with df -k.
> I set and export "TMPDIR=." and when I run "myisamchk -r -R1 *.MYI",
> the "-r" bit fails, claiming that it is out of disk space. I am
> fairly certain TMPDIR is working correctly, but how much disk space
> does myisamchk require? Seems unreasonable to require 4x the disk
> space just to recover files. Am I doing something wrong, or is there
> a bug, or is that they way it is?
What is the size of the temporary database file just before myisamchk
fails? Are you maybe hitting your filesize resource limit (ulimit -f)