Failures they e2fsck doesn't find

Andreas Dilger adilger at
Thu Mar 3 20:40:31 UTC 2005

On Mar 03, 2005  15:38 +0100, Christian wrote:
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> Jörg Sommer wrote:
> > Ehmm, no. My PGP-Key is on this filesystem and I don't have space to
> > create the image. Can I extract only parts?

In any case, your PGP private key should have a passphrase...

> for the sake of correctness, man 8 e2image tells us:
> This [the command above] will only send the metadata information, without
> any data blocks.  However, the filenames in the directory blocks can
> still reveal information about the contents of the filesystem that the bug
> reporter may wish  to  keep  confidential. To address  this concern, the
> - -s option can be specified.  This will cause e2image to scramble directory
> entries and zero out any unused portions of the directory blocks before
> writing them to the image file.

Note that in this case the -s option would be useless, since the problem
is specifically in the filenames, so if they are scrambled there is
nothing useful to work with.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger   

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