[QA][6.0] "dump -w" command doesn't report information of an ext4 filesystem.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Even if an entry of an ext4 filesystem is included in /etc/fstab, "dump -w" doesn't report information of the ext4 filesystem.

  • BZ#444534 says that ext4 support by the dump command will be available in RHEL6.  Please see below.

   Adam Tkac 2009-09-02 08:40:05 EDT
  After discussion ext4 support won't be available in RHEL5.
  Ext4 support requires improved e2fsprogs-libs with ext4 support.
  From e2fsprogs-libs maintainer perspective it will be so difficult and
  invasive to extend the library thus dump with ext4 will be available
  in RHEL6.

  • Will you please clarify if ext4 is supported by dump/restore commands in the upcoming RHEL6.0?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0GA
  • Architecture: x86_64
  • Kernel Version: 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
  • Related Package Version: dump-0.4-0.5.b42.el6.x86_64

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