How to determine the size of a existing journal file

Zach Brown zab at
Tue Aug 3 03:38:23 UTC 2004

Peter Schmidt wrote:
> I'm wondering if there is a way to figure out what the size of a journal
> file that was created on an ext3 file system.

well, one way:

# dumpe2fs -h /dev/hda2 | grep 'Journal inode'
dumpe2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003)
Journal inode:            8

# debugfs -R 'stat <8>' /dev/hda2
Inode: 8   Type: regular    Mode:  0600   Flags: 0x0   Generation: 0
User:     0   Group:     0   Size: 33554432

32M, here.

- z

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