File System Issues during bootup

Sparhawk sparhawk at
Wed Feb 23 18:11:49 PST 2005

I can confirm that Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 suffers from this same
problem as well.  After completing the steps outlined below you receive the
following msg upon rebooting to LFS.

Filesystem contains large files, but lacks LARGE_FILE flag in superblock. 

You are then instructed to run e2fsck manually without -a or -p options.
When you do this from redhat it fixes the filesystem by re-adding the
large_file option back to the filesystem.  

Should this version of redhat be added to the bug as well?  

-----Original Message-----
From: lfs-support-bounces at
[mailto:lfs-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of Gerard
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:20 AM
To: LFS Support List
Subject: Re: File System Issues during bootup

On February 21, 2005 08:43 pm, Steve Crosby wrote:
> for example, to remove large_file and resize_inode from /dev/sdc1
> echo "features -resize_inode" | debugfs -w -f- /dev/sdc1
> echo "features -large_file" | debugfs -w -f- /dev/sdc1
> e2fsck -p /dev/sdc1

Bad FC3, bad. Wow that's ugly. Rumor has it that e2fsprogs-1.36 may have
new features built in as well. Maybe not.

I'll add your latest notes to the bugzilla bug and we'll have to do a more 
thorough investigation and consider our options.

Gerard Beekmans

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