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Updated e2fsprogs packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The e2fsprogs packages provide a number of utilities for creating, checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in the ext2 file systems.
- Previously, if the superblock of an ext2, ext3, or ext4 file system contained a "last mount" or "last check" time which was set in the future, the e2fsck utility did not fix the error in "preen" mode. As a consequence, an incorrect system clock could stop the boot process and wait for an administrator intervention due to a failed boot-time file system check. With this update, these time-stamp errors are fixed automatically in "preen" mode, and the boot process is no longer interrupted in the described situation.
Users of e2fsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.