Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147707
official 1.36 version fixes lot of Fedora bugs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 EST
As RELEASE-NOTES says:
"All of the patches that were applied to Fedore Core 3's
e2fsprogs-1.35-11.2 have been integrated, although sometimes with a
lot of bug fixes first. Users of Fedora Core 3 are strongly
encouraged to upgrade to e2fsprogs 1.36 as soon as possible.
Add support for filesystem with the online resizing via resize inode
feature. Fixed numerous bugs from the Fedora patches. The Fedora
patches also didn't bother to do any consistency checking on the
resize inode, or add any tests to the regression test suite. The "-R
resize=4g" option to mke2fs was a no-op in the Fedora patches, despite
being listed in mke2fs's usage message. All of these shortcomings
have been corrected.
E2fsck can also also fix filesystems trashed by Fedora's resize2fs
program. In order to do this, the user must run the commands:
debugfs -w /dev/hdXXX -R "features ^resize_inode
e2fsck -f /dev/hdXXX
Optionally, the ext2prepare command can be used to re-enable online
resizing after the filesystem has been fixed.
The fsck program will now accept an optional filedescriptor argument
to the -C option. (The Fedora version of this patch would sometimes
cause fsck to ignore a parameter on fsck's command line in some rare