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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for reiserfsck (redhat section 8)

REISERFSCK(8)				       System Manager's Manual					REISERFSCK(8)

NAME
reiserfsck - check a Linux Reiserfs file system
SYNOPSIS
reiserfsck [ -afprVy ] [ --check | --fix-fixable | --rebuild-sb | --rebuild-tree | --clean-attributes ] [ -j | --journal-device device ] [ --no-journal-available ] [ -z | --adjust-file-size ] [ -S | --scan-whole-partition ] [ -l | --logfile filename ] [ -n | --nolog ] [ -q | --quiet ] device
DESCRIPTION
Reiserfsck searches for a Reiserfs filesystem on a device, replays any necessary transactions, and either checks or repairs the file system. device is the special file corresponding to the device or partition (e.g /dev/hdXX for IDE disk partition or /dev/sdXX for SCSI disk partition).
OPTIONS
--check This default action checks file system consistency and reports but does not repair any corruption that it finds. This option may be used on a read-only file system mount. The --check option exits with sta- tus 0 to indicate that no corruption was found. Otherwise, reiserfsck returns 1 to indicate corruption that can be fixed with --fix-fixable and 2 to indicate corruption that requires --rebuild-tree. --fix-fixable This option recovers certain kinds of corruption that do not require rebuilding the entire file system tree (--rebuild-tree). Normally you only need this option if the --check option reports "corruption that can be fixed with --fix-fixable". This includes: zeroing invalid data-block pointers, correcting st_size and st_blocks for directories, and deleting invalid directory entries. --rebuild-sb This option recovers the superblock on a Reiserfs partition. Normally you only need this option if mount reports "read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs file system" and you are sure that a Reiserfs file system is there. --rebuild-tree This option rebuilds the entire file system tree using leaf nodes found on the device. Normally you only need this option if the --check option reports "corruption that can be fixed only during --rebuild-tree". You are strongly encouraged to make a backup copy of the whole partition before attempting the --rebuild-tree option. --clean-attributes This option cleans reserved fields of Stat-Data items. --journal-device device , -j device This option supplies the device name of the current file system journal. This option is required when the journal resides on a separate device from the main data device (although it can be avoided with the expert option --no-journal-available). --adjust-file-size, -z This option causes reiserfsck to correct file sizes that are larger than the offset of the last discov- ered byte. This implies that holes at the end of a file will be removed. File sizes that are smaller than the offset of the last discovered byte are corrected by --fix-fixable. --logfile filename, -l filename This option causes reiserfsck to report any corruption it finds to the specified log file rather than stderr. --nolog, -n This option prevents reiserfsck from reporting any kinds of corruption. --quiet, -q This option prevents reiserfsck from reporting its rate of progress. -a, -p These options are usually passed by fsck -A during the automatic checking of /etc/fstab partitions. For compatibility, these options simply cause reiserfsck to print information about the specified file system. No checks are performed. When it is set - reiserfsck assumes that it is called by fsck -A, provides some information about the specified filesystem and exits. -V This option prints the reiserfsprogs version and exit. -r, -p, -y These options are ignored. -V, -f prints version and exits
EXPERT OPTIONS
DO NOT USE THESE OPTIONS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU LOSE DATA AS A RESULT OF THESE OPTIONS. --no-journal-available This option allows reiserfsck to proceed when the journal device is not available. This option has no effect when the journal is located on the main data device. NOTE: after this operation you must use reiserfstune to specify a new journal device. --scan-whole-partition, -S This option causes --rebuild-tree to scan the whole partition, not only used space on the partition.
EXAMPLE OF USING
1. You think something may be wrong with a reiserfs partition on /dev/hda1 or you would just like to perform a periodic disk check. 2. Run reiserfsck --check --logfile check.log /dev/hda1. If reiserfsck --check exits with status 0 it means no errors were discovered. 3. If reiserfsck --check exits with status 1 (and reports about fixable corruptions) it means that you should run reiserfsck --fix-fixable --logfile fixable.log /dev/hda1. 4. If reiserfsck --check exits with status 2 (and reports about fatal corruptions) it means that you need to run reiserfsck --rebuild-tree. If reiserfsck --check fails in some way you should also run reiserfsck --rebuild-tree, but we also encourage you to submit this as a bug report. 5. Before running reiserfsck --rebuild-tree, please make a backup of the whole partition before proceeding. Then run reiserfsck --rebuild-tree --logfile rebuild.log /dev/hda1. 6. If the --rebuild-tree step fails or does not recover what you expected, please submit this as a bug report. Try to provide as much information as possible and we will try to help solve the problem. SH EXIT CODES eis- erfsck uses the following exit codes: 0 - No errors. 1 - Errors found, esierfsck --fix-fixable needs to be launched. 2 - Errors found, esierfsck --rebuild-tree needs to be launched. 8 - Operational error. 16 - Usage or syntax error.
AUTHOR
This version of reiserfsck has been written by Vitaly Fertman <vitaly@namesys.com> and Vladimir Saveliev <vs@namesys.com>.
BUGS
There are likely to be some bugs. Please report bugs to the ReiserFS mail-list <reiserfs-list@namesys.com>.
TODO
Faster recovering, signal handling, i/o error handling, return reasonable exit codes, etc.
SEE ALSO
mkreiserfs(8), debugreiserfs(8), reiserfstune(8) Reiserfsprogs-3.6.4 January 2002 REISERFSCK(8)


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