Bug 21753 - Removing journal causes e2fsck full check.
Removing journal causes e2fsck full check.
Product: Red Hat High Availability Server
Classification: Retired
Component: ext3 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Stephen Tweedie
Wil Harris
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Reported: 2000-12-05 13:13 EST by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-22 11:33:51 EST
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Force full fsck if we remove a reserved journal inode. (1.53 KB, patch)
2000-12-22 11:33 EST, Stephen Tweedie
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-12-05 13:13:03 EST
When you remove the has_journal flag with debugfs and reboot, fsck notes
that you have a journal but no has_journal flag set.  It then removes the
journal file, but leaves the inode intact.
The next time you run fsck, it notices that the inode is still there, and
forces a full check, which corrects this error.
I've seen this once, and didn't think enough to try to reproduce it after
that.  Let me know if you need me to.
Comment 1 Stephen Tweedie 2000-12-22 11:05:39 EST
Reproduced, and this looks easy to fix.  More shortly.
Comment 2 Stephen Tweedie 2000-12-22 11:33:49 EST
Created attachment 6678 [details]
Force full fsck if we remove a reserved journal inode.
Comment 3 Stephen Tweedie 2000-12-22 11:35:14 EST
Should be fixed in the attached patch.  I am currently building RPMs and this
will be included in my e2fsprogs-1.20.WIP.sct.20001222 interim release while I
sync up with Ted again.

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