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SubjectRe: Moving ext3 journal file
On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 11:54:11AM +0100, Marcel J.E. Mol wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 04:07:44PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > 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
> e2fsprogs-1.25-1

I was just going to comment on this as well. I cannot get this to work as
advertised on a homegrown system as well.

Even tune2fs -l | grep inode and ls -i .journal show it's still using the
same inode.

Actually, a quick look through the code, I can't see where e2fsck would
take measures to hide .journal. At least not in 1.25.

Mike Castle
We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan. -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc
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