dumpe2fs man page

dumpe2fs — dump ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem information

Synopsis

dumpe2fs [ -bfghixV ] [ -o superblock=superblock ] [ -o blocksize=blocksize ] device

Description

dumpe2fs prints the super block and blocks group information for the filesystem present on device.

Note: When used with a mounted filesystem, the printed information may be old or inconsistent.

Options

-b

print the blocks which are reserved as bad in the filesystem.

-o superblock=superblock

use the block superblock when examining the filesystem. This option is not usually needed except by a filesystem wizard who is examining the remains of a very badly corrupted filesystem.

-o blocksize=blocksize

use blocks of blocksize bytes when examining the filesystem. This option is not usually needed except by a filesystem wizard who is examining the remains of a very badly corrupted filesystem.

-f

force dumpe2fs to display a filesystem even though it may have some filesystem feature flags which dumpe2fs may not understand (and which can cause some of dumpe2fs's display to be suspect).

-g

display the group descriptor information in a machine readable colon-separated value format.  The fields displayed are the group number; the number of the first block in the group; the superblock location (or -1 if not present); the range of blocks used by the group descriptors (or -1 if not present); the block bitmap location; the inode bitmap location; and the range of blocks used by the inode table.

-h

only display the superblock information and not any of the block group descriptor detail information.

-i

display the filesystem data from an image file created by e2image, using device as the pathname to the image file.

-m

If the mmp feature is enabled on the filesystem, check if device is in use by another node, see e2mmpstatus(8) for full details.  If used together with the -i option, only the MMP block information is printed.

-x

print the detailed group information block numbers in hexadecimal format

-V

print the version number of dumpe2fs and exit.

Exit Code

dumpe2fs exits with a return code of 0 if the operation completed without errors. It will exit with a non-zero return code if there are any errors, such as problems reading a valid superblock, bad checksums, or if the device is in use by another node and -m is specified.

Bugs

You may need to know the physical filesystem structure to understand the output.

Author

dumpe2fs was written by Remy Card <Remy.Card@linux.org>.  It is currently being maintained by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@alum.mit.edu>.

Availability

dumpe2fs is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net.

See Also

e2fsck(8), e2mmpstatus(8), mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8). ext4(5)

Referenced By

badblocks(8), debugfs(8), drbd.conf-8.3(5), drbd.conf-8.4(5), drbd.conf-9.0(5), e2freefrag(8), e2fsck(8), e2image(8), e2mmpstatus(8), ext4(5), mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8).

August 2018 E2fsprogs version 1.44.4