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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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