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1.45. e4fsprogs

1.45.1. RHBA-2009:1413: bug fix update

An updated e4fsprogs package that fixes a bug is now available.
The e4fsprogs package contains a number of utilities for creating, checking, modifying, and correcting inconsistencies in ext4 and ext4dev file systems. e4fsprogs contains e4fsck (used to repair file system inconsistencies after an unclean shutdown), mke4fs (used to initialize a partition to contain an empty ext4 file system), tune4fs (used to modify file system parameters), and most other core ext4fs file system utilities.


this package is now designed and intended to be installed alongside the original e2fsprogs package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As such, certain binaries in the e4fsprogs package have been given new names. For example, the utility that checks ext4 file systems for consistency has been renamed to "e4fsck", thus allowing the original "e2fsck" program from the e2fsprogs package to coexist on the same system. (BZ#485316)
Notably, this updated e4fsprogs package includes a fix for the following bug:
  • invoking the "stats" command while at the "debuge4fs" prompt could cause "debuge4fs" to segmentation fault due to a missing check to see whether the file system was currently open. This has been fixed in this updated package so that calling "stats" is now safe. (BZ#482894)
All users of e4fsprogs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.