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       jfs_mkfs - create a JFS formatted partition


       jfs_mkfs [options] device [ blocks ]


       jfs_mkfs is used to create (format) a JFS partition.  jfs_mkfs must be run as root.

       device  is  the  special  file name corresponding to the actual device (e.g. /dev/hdb1) on
       which a JFS file system and/or JFS journal will be  created.   blocks  is  the  number  of
       blocks  to  be  used  for the file system.  If omitted, jfs_mkfs automatically figures the
       file system size.

       The default block size is 4096.


       jfs_mkfs will destroy all data on the specified device!


       -c     Check the device for bad blocks before building the file system.

       -j journal_device
              Create the external JFS journal on journal_device , create the JFS file  system  on
              device , and attach the external journal to the file system.

       -J journal-options
              Create  the  JFS journal on its own device or attach an external JFS journal to the
              JFS file system using options specified on the command-line.  The following journal
              options are supported:

                          Create an external JFS journal on the given device.

                          Attach  an existing external JFS journal located on external-journal to
                          the JFS file system that will  be  created  on  device.   The  external
                          journal must already have been created using the command

                          jfs_mkfs -J journal_dev external-journal

                          Attach  the  external journal to the file system being created by using
                          the command

                          jfs_mkfs -J device=external-journal device

                          Instead of specifying a device name directly, external-journal can also
                          be  specified by either LABEL=label or UUID=UUID to locate the external
                          journal by either the volume label or UUID stored in the  JFS  external
                          log superblock at the start of the journal.  Use jfs_tune(8) to display
                          a journal device's volume label and UUID.  (See  the  -l,  -L,  and  -U
                          options of jfs_tune(8).)

              Only one of the journal_dev or device= options can be given per jfs_mkfs issuance.

       -L volume_label
              Set the volume label for the newly formatted device.

              If  -L  volume_label  is used along with -J journal_device, the volume label of the
              specified external journal device will be  set  to  volume_label.   Otherwise,  the
              volume label of the JFS file system will be set to volume_label.

       -O     Provide case-insensitive support for compatibility with OS/2.

       -q     Quiet execution - do not ask for confirmation before creating the file system.

       -s log_size
              Set  the  log size (in megabytes) of the inline log.  If the -s option is not used,
              the default log size is 0.4% of the aggregate size.

       -V     Print version information and exit (regardless of any other chosen options).


       Format 3rd partition on 2nd hard disk with the volume label "JFS_hdb3":

              jfs_mkfs -L JFS_hdb3 /dev/hdb3

       Format 5th partition on 1st hard disk, verifying each block created:

              jfs_mkfs -c /dev/hda5

       Format 3rd partition on 2nd hard disk as external journal, format  4th  partition  on  1st
       hard disk as JFS file system, and attach the external journal to the file system:

              jfs_mkfs -j /dev/hdb3 /dev/hda4


       If  you  find  a  bug  in  JFS  or  jfs_mkfs, please report it via the bug tracking system
       ("Report Bugs" section) of the JFS project web site:

       Please send as much  pertinent  information  as  possible  including  any  error  messages
       resulting from running jfs_mkfs.


       mkfs(8), jfs_fsck(8), jfs_fscklog(8), jfs_tune(8), jfs_logdump(8), jfs_debugfs(8)


       Barry Arndt  (
       William Braswell, Jr.

       jfs_mkfs is maintained by IBM.
       See the JFS project web site for more details:

                                          March 9, 2005                               jfs_mkfs(8)