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Re: ext3 partition still gets mounted as ext2

Well I'm embarassed to say it mounted after 

rm .journal ; tune2fs -j /dev/foo

It's hard to imagine that me and some friends didn't at least try this
5 times during the _hours_ we tried to get ext3 mounted again, but who

Let me just keep quiet until the next time things get stuck here.

- Peter -

On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 06:40:07PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Nov 01, 2001  10:28 -0700, Peter J. Braam wrote:
> > I have one filesystem which has _exactly_ this problem too on 2.4.9,
> > and I don't know how to fix it either.  Another issue with this
> > situation is that this file system is being e2fsck'd on each reboot!
> > 
> > My tune2fs -h doesn't work, -l shows:
> My fault, I meant "dumpe2fs -h", which produces exactly the same output as
> "tune2fs -l" anyways.
> > Filesystem features:      filetype sparse_super
> The filesystem is of the impression that it doesn't have a journal
> (no has_journal feature).
> > BTW, for fixing these problems, it would be handy if one could delete
> > a journal file with tune2fs -D or so.
> Yes, I had thought about this a couple of times also.  The danger is that
> we don't want to kill a user's file if it happens to be called .journal,
> regardless of how unlikely that is (maybe it's someone's secret diary?).
> What I just thought about was that in the case where the file already
> exists, but the superblock doesn't have a journal bit set, we can check
> the file for a valid journal superblock and we just re-initialize the
> file and set the has_journal flag and the journal inode field.
> This would eliminate the (apparently common) case where the has_journal
> field is lost, and people want to re-create a journal on a mounted fs
> like root.  Note that in the most recent versions of e2fsck, it will
> automatically remove the .journal direntry and shift the blocks over to
> the reserved (hidden) journal inode to avoid such problems in the future.
> Hmm, is there any chance that this new feature is causing some of these
> problems?  Peter had you done any changes to your ext3 setup recently,
> or was it a mysterious breakage?  I imagine that you have been using
> ext3 for a long time now, so it surprises me to see that you are having
> problems suddenly.
> Cheers, Andreas
> --
> Andreas Dilger
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
> http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/


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