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Recommended update for JFS tools

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(Last modified: 09JUL2002)


solutions Recommended update for JFS tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (607cfa6c534342095d110a4ac543c982)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC

Package: jfsprogs
Release: 20020709
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed by everybody using JFS.

Problem description

This update for the JFS userland tools fixes some PPC related bugs. Older versions of jfsprogs can lead to filesystem corruption using fsck.jfs. An update is strongly recommended.
This patch includes IBM code drops 49 (1.0.11) to 58 (1.0.20).
List of important changes:
  • fixes for fsck.jfs, xchklog and xpeek on big endian machines
  • more rigorous dtree validation in fsck.jfs
  • fsck.jfs exit codes conform to fsck now
  • fixes typecast problem causing fsck.jfs "corrupt superblock" error message
  • fsck.jfs updates maps on automatic check now
  • updated documentation and error messages
  • enhance jfsutils to support enormous disks like 8TB+
For more information please refer to the IBM DeveloperWorks project.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh jfsprogs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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