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    SubjectRe: Moving ext3 journal file
    On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 04:07:44PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Followup to: <>
    > By author: Andreas Dilger <>
    > In newsgroup:
    > >
    > > Don't do that. That is only good if the filesystem thinks that there
    > > is no journal, or it is using a hidden inode for the journal (i.e. if
    > > you run "tune2fs -l /dev/whatever" and it doesn't have "has_journal"
    > > listed in the filesystem features (this is what happened with 2.4.10).
    > > Otherwise, you will delete your real journal, tune2fs will complain,
    > > and then you will need to run e2fsck to clean up after yourself, before
    > > re-creating your journal again.
    > >
    > > If you have a filesystem with a .journal file, and you want to "hide"
    > > it, just run e2fsck 1.25 while the filesystem is unmounted, and it
    > > will do it for you. If you don't want to have a .journal in the first
    > > place, run tune2fs -j while the filesystem is unmounted.
    > >
    > This is all fine and good except for the root partition (I'm pleased
    > to hear that e2fsck 1.25 will move the journal to the hidden inode for
    > non-root partitions.) It would be nice if this was done automagically
    > by the mounting code instead of by fsck; that way migration would
    > truly be painless.

    Hm, the e2fsck check does not work for me...
    The .journal file still exists after

    # umount /dev/hda11
    # e2fsck -f /dev/hda11
    # mount /dev/hda11
    # rpm -q e2fsprogs

    (on redhat rawhide)

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