viewing ext3 journal

Stefan Drexleri niam.tni at
Wed Jun 28 19:51:05 UTC 2006

2006/6/27, Stephen C. Tweedie <sct at>:
> They did; try "logdump".
> It's still done at block level, but it provides some ability to browse
> the log for all occurences of a given block in the log etc.

>From package description:
"jfs_logdump - dump a JFS formatted device's journal log."

Should it be possible to use JFS tools on ext3 filesystem?

I tried it out but get an error message (perhaps will contact ibm
therefore soon)

jfs_logdump /dev/hdk1
jfs_logdump version 1.1.11, 05-Jun-2006
Device Name: /dev/hdk1
LOGREDO:  Device is not a file system device. [logredo.c:1259]


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