ext filesystem without journal shows as "not clean" while being mounted

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • If a ext file system has no journal, commands such as tune2fs or dumpe2fs shows the file system state as not clean while being mounted.
#tune2fs -l /dev/mapper/localvg-ext4 | grep "^Filesystem state"
Filesystem state:         not clean
  • Unmounting the file system reset the flag to clean


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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