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       reiserfstune - The tunning tool for the ReiserFS filesystem.


       reiserfstune  [  -f  ]  [  -h  |  --help  ] [ -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
       ] [ -c | --check-interval interval-in-days ] [ -C | --time-last-checked timestamp ] [ -m |
       --max-mnt-count count ] [ -M | --mnt-count count ] 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).


       -h | --help
              Print usage information and exit.

       -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

       --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 same.

        -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

              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.

       -c | --check-interval interval-in-days
              Adjust  the  maximal time between two filesystem checks.  A value of "disable" will
              disable the time-dependent checking. A value of "default" will restore the compile-
              time default.

              It  is  strongly  recommended  that  either -m (mount-count dependent) or -c (time-
              dependent) checking be enabled to force periodic full fsck.reiserfs(8) checking  of
              the  filesystem.  Failure  to  do  so may lead to filesystem corruption (due to bad
              disks, cables, memory, or kernel bugs) going  unnoticed,  ultimately  resulting  in
              data loss or corruption.

       -C | --time-last-checked timestamp
              Set  the  time  the  filesystem  was  last checked using fsck.reiserfs. This can be
              useful in scripts which use a Logical Volume Manager to make a consistent  snapshot
              of  a  filesystem,  and  then check the filesystem during off hours to make sure it
              hasn't been corrupted due to hardware problems, etc. If the filesystem  was  clean,
              then  this  option  can  be  used  to  set  the  last  checked time on the original
              filesystem. The format of time-last-checked is the international date format,  with
              an  optional  time  specifier,  i.e.  YYYYMMDD[HH[MM[SS]]]. The keyword now is also
              accepted, in which case the last checked time will be set to the current time.

       -m | --max-mnt-count max-mount-count
              Adjust the number of mounts  after  which  the  filesystem   will   be  checked  by
              fsck.reiserfs(8).   If  max-mount-count  is  "disable",  the  number  of  times the
              filesystem is mounted will be disregarded by fsck.reiserfs(8)  and  the  kernel.  A
              value of "default" will restore the compile-time default.

              Staggering  the  mount-counts  at which filesystems are forcibly checked will avoid
              all filesystems being  checked  at  one  time when using journaled filesystems.

              You  should  strongly   consider   the   consequences   of  disabling  mount-count-
              dependent   checking   entirely.   Bad  disk   drives, cables,  memory,  and kernel
              bugs could all corrupt a filesystem without marking  the  filesystem  dirty  or  in
              error.    If   you   are using  journaling on your filesystem, your filesystem will
              never be marked dirty, so it will not normally be checked.  A  filesys‐  tem  error
              detected  by  the  kernel  will  still force an fsck on the next reboot, but it may
              already be too late to prevent data loss at that point.

              This option requires a kernel which supports incrementing the count on each  mount.
              This feature has not been incorporated into kernel versions older than 2.6.25.

              See also the -c option for time-dependent checking.

       -M | --mnt-count count
              Set the number of times the filesystem has been mounted.  If set to a greater value
              than the max-mount-counts  parameter  set  by the -m option, fsck.reiserfs(8)  will
              check the filesystem at the next reboot.


       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 <>, 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)