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Re: Resize journal on root filesystem



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Howard" <jh_lists fastmail fm>
To: <ext3-users redhat com>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 12:15 PM
Subject: Resize journal on root filesystem


> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to resize a journal on my root filesystem. This is Ext3,
> kernel 2.4.19, latest e2fsprogs + htree patch.
>
> I've remounted my root filesystem as ext2, but still when I 'tune2fs -O
> ^has_journal' I get
> ----
> The has_journal flag may only be cleared when the filesystem is
> unmounted or mounted read-only.
> ----
>
> So, how can I increase the size of the journal? I can't remount the root
> filesystem as readonly because I don't have console access (I only have
> SSH access, because the machine is in a data centre on the other side of
> the world--SSH won't work with the root filesystem mounted readonly).

Add the tune2fs command to rc.sysinit before the root filesystem fsck is
run, then reboot the machine remotely.

/Martin





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