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       reiserfstune - The tunning tool for the ReiserFS filesystem.


       reiserfstune  [  -f  ]  [  -j | --journal-device FILE ] [ --no-journal-
       available ] [ --journal-new-device FILE ] [ --make-journal-standard ] [
       -s  |  --journal-new-size  N  ]  [ -o | --journal-new-offset N ] [ -t |
       --max-transaction-size N ] [  -b  |  --add-badblocks  file  ]  [  -B  |
       --badblocks file ] [ -u | --uuid UUID ] [ -l | --label LABEL ] device


       reiserfstune is used for tuning the ReiserFS. It can change two journal
       parameters (the journal size and the maximum transaction size), and  it
       can  move  the journal’s location to a new specified block device. (The
       old ReiserFS’s journal may be kept unused, or discarded at  the  user’s
       option.)  Besides that reiserfstune can store the bad block list to the
       ReiserFS and set UUID and LABEL.  Note: At  the  time  of  writing  the
       relocated  journal  was  implemented for a special release of ReiserFS,
       and was not expected  to  be  put  into  the  mainstream  kernel  until
       approximately  Linux 2.5.  This means that if you have the stock kernel
       you must apply a special patch. Without  this  patch  the  kernel  will
       refuse  to mount the newly modified file system.  We will charge $25 to
       explain this to you if you ask us why it doesn’t work.

       Perhaps the most interesting application of this code  is  to  put  the
       journal on a solid state disk.

       device is  the  special file corresponding to the newly specified block
              device (e.g /dev/hdXX for IDE disk partition  or  /dev/sdXX  for
              the SCSI disk partition).


       -j | --journal-device FILE
              FILE  is  the  file name of the block device the file system has
              the current journal (the one prior to running reiserfstune)  on.
              This  option  is  required  when  the  journal  is  already on a
              separate device from the main data device (although  it  can  be
              avoided  with  --no-journal-available).  If  you  don’t  specify
              journal device by this option, reiserfstune suppose that journal
              is on main device.

              allows reiserfstune to continue when the current journal’s block
              device is no longer available.  This might happen if a disk goes
              bad and you remove it (and run fsck).

       --journal-new-device FILE
              FILE is the file name of the block device which will contain the
              new journal for the file system.  If  you  don’t  specify  this,
              reiserfstune   supposes   that   journal   device   remains  the

        -s | --journal-new-size N
              N is the size parameter for the new journal. When journal is  to
              be  on a separate device - its size defaults to number of blocks
              that device has. When journal is to be on the same device as the
              filesytem  - its size defaults to amount of blocks allocated for
              journal by mkreiserfs when it created the filesystem. Minimum is
              513 for both cases.

        -o | --journal-new-offset N
              N  is  an  offset  in blocks where journal will starts from when
              journal is to be on a separate device.  Default  is  0.  Has  no
              effect  when  journal  is  to  be  on  the  same  device  as the
              filesystem.  Most users have no need to use  this  feature.   It
              can be used when you want the journals from multiple filesystems
              to reside on the same device, and you don’t want  to  or  cannot
              partition that device.

        -t | --maximal-transaction-size N
              N is the maximum transaction size parameter for the new journal.
              The default, and max possible, value is 1024 blocks.  It  should
              be  less  than  half  the  size  of  the  journal.  If  specifed
              incorrectly, it will be adjusted.

        -b | --add-badblocks file
              File is the file name of the file  that  contains  the  list  of
              blocks  to  be marked as bad on the fs. The list is added to the
              fs list of bad blocks.

        -B | --badblocks file
              File is the file name of the file  that  contains  the  list  of
              blocks  to be marked as bad on the fs. The bad block list on the
              fs is cleared before the list specified in the File is added  to
              the fs.

       -f | --force
              Normally  reiserfstune will refuse to change a journal of a file
              system that was created before  this  journal  relocation  code.
              This  is  because  if you change the journal, you cannot go back
              (without  special  option  --make-journal-standard)  to  an  old
              kernel  that  lacks  this  feature  and  be  able  to  use  your
              filesytem.  This option forces it to  do  that.  Specified  more
              than once it allows to avoid asking for confirmation.

              As  it was mentioned above, if your file system has non-standard
              journal, it can not be mounted on  the  kernel  without  journal
              relocation code. The thing can be changed, the only condition is
              that there is reserved area  on  main  device  of  the  standard
              journal  size  8193  blocks   (it will be so for instance if you
              convert standard journal to  non-standard).  Just  specify  this
              option  when you relocate journal back, or without relocation if
              you already have it on main device.

       -u | --uuid UUID
              Set  the  universally   unique   identifier  (  UUID  )  of  the
              filesystem  to  UUID (see also uuidgen(8)). The  format  of  the
              UUID  is  a series  of  hex  digits   separated   by   hypthens,
              like  this: "c1b9d5a2-f162-11cf-9ece-0020afc76f16".

       -l | --label LABEL
              Set   the   volume   label   of  the filesystem. LABEL can be at
              most 16 characters long; if it is  longer  than  16  characters,
              reiserfstune will truncate it.


       1. You have ReiserFS on /dev/hda1, and you wish to have it working with
       its journal on the device /dev/journal

              boot kernel patched with special "relocatable journal support" patch
              reiserfstune /dev/hda1 --journal-new-device /dev/journal -f
              mount /dev/hda1 and use.
              You would like to change max transaction size to 512 blocks
              reiserfstune -t 512 /dev/hda1
              You would like to use your file system on another kernel that doesn’t
              contain relocatable journal support.
              umount /dev/hda1
              reiserfstune /dev/hda1 -j /dev/journal --journal-new-device /dev/hda1 --make-journal-standard
              mount /dev/hda1 and use.

       2. You would like to have ReiserFS on /dev/hda1 and to be able to
       switch between different journals including journal located on the
       device containing the filesystem.

              boot kernel patched with special "relocatable journal support" patch
              mkreiserfs /dev/hda1
              you got solid state disk (perhaps /dev/sda, they typically look like scsi disks)
              reiserfstune --journal-new-device /dev/sda1 -f /dev/hda1
              Your scsi device dies, it is three in the morning, you have an extra IDE device
              lying around
              reiserfsck --no-journal-available /dev/hda1
              reiserfsck --rebuild-tree --no-journal-available /dev/hda1
              reiserfstune --no-journal-available --journal-new-device /dev/hda1 /dev/hda1
              using /dev/hda1 under patched kernel


       This version of reiserfstune  has  been  written  by  Vladimir  Demidov
       <> and Edward Shishkin <>.


       Please    report   bugs   to   the   ReiserFS   developers   <reiserfs->,  providing  as  much  information  as  possible--your
       hardware,  kernel,  patches,  settings, all printed messages; check the
       syslog file for any related information.


       reiserfsck(8), debugreiserfs(8), mkreiserfs(8)