jfs_debugfs man page

jfs_debugfs — shell-type JFS file system editor

Synopsis

jfs_debugfs device

Description

jfs_debugfs is a program which can be used to perform various low-level actions on a JFS formatted device.

device is the special file name corresponding to the actual device to be edited (e.g. /dev/hdb1).

jfs_debugfs must be run as root.

Commands

a[lter] <block> <offset> <hex_string>

replaces the data located at the <offset> of <block> with <hex_string>

<block> is the block number - given in decimal

<offset> is the offset within that block - given in hexadecimal

<hex_string> is an even-numbered string of hexadecimal digits to write to the disk

b[tree] <block> [<offset>]

* not implemented yet *
displays one node of the btree located at <offset> of <block> and enters a subcommand mode to navigate the btree

SUBCOMMANDS:
l => visit left sibling
m => modify current node
p => visit parent node
r => visit right sibling
[0-9] => visit the n'th child node
x => exit subcommand mode

cb[blfsck]

displays the area used by ClearBadBlockList for communication with fsck

SUBCOMMANDS:
m => modify entries
x => exit subcommand mode

dir[ectory] <inode_number> [<file_set>]

displays the directory entries at <inode_number> and enters subcommand mode

<inode_number> is the directory's inode - given in decimal

<file_set> currently must be zero

SUBCOMMANDS:
m => modify entries
x => exit subcommand mode

d[isplay] [<block> [<offset> [<format> [<count>]]]]

displays <count> objects located at the <offset> of <block> in <format>

<block> is the block number - given in decimal

<offset> is the offset within <block> - given in hexadecimal

<format> is one of the following:
a => ascii
b => block allocation map
d => decimal
i => inode
I => inode allocation map
s => superblock
x => hexadecimal
X => extent allocation descriptor

<count> is the number of objects to display - given in decimal

dm[ap]

displays aggregate disk (block) map

SUBCOMMANDS
m => modify map fields
f => display free count
t => display tree levels
x => exit subcommand mode

dt[ree] <inode_number> [<file_set>]

displays root of the directory btree located at <inode_number> and enters a subcommand mode to navigate the btree

<inode_number> is the directory's inode - given in decimal

<file_set> currently must be zero

SUBCOMMANDS
l => visit left sibling
m => modify current node
p => visit parent node (not parent directory)
r => visit right sibling
[0-9] => visit the n'th child node
x => exit subcommand mode

fsckw[sphdr]

displays the header of the fsck workspace in the aggregate

SUBCOMMANDS:
m => modify entries
x => exit subcommand mode

h[elp] [<command>]
displays help for <command>
if no command is given, all possible commands are displayed
ia[g] [<IAG_number>] [a | s | <file_set>]

displays IAG information for <IAG_number> and enters subcommand mode

<IAG_number> is given in decimal

a is to use the primary aggregate inode table

s is to use the secondary aggregate inode table

<file_set> currently must be zero

SUBCOMMANDS
e => display/modify inode extents map
m => modify IAG
p => display/modify persistent map
w => display/modify working map
x => exit subcommand mode

i[node] [<inode_number>] [a | s | <file_set>]

displays inode information for <inode_number> and enters subcommand mode

<inode_number> is given in decimal

a is to use the primary aggregate inode table

s is to use the secondary aggregate inode table

<file_set> currently must be zero

SUBCOMMANDS
a => display/modify inode's ACL
m => modify inode
x => exit subcommand mode

logs[uper]

displays the journal log superblock and enters subcommand mode

SUBCOMMANDS
m => modify journal log superblock
x => exit subcommand mode

q[uit]
exits jfs_debugfs
se[t] [<variable> <value>]

* not implemented yet *
set user-defined <variable> to <value>
if no arguments are given, displays all set variables

<variable> must begin with an alphabetic character

su[perblock] [p | s]

displays superblock data

p displays the primary superblock

s displays the secondary superblock

SUBCOMMANDS:
m => modify entries
x => exit subcommand mode

s2p[erblock] [p | s]

displays alternate superblock data

p displays the primary superblock

s displays the secondary superblock

SUBCOMMANDS:
m => modify entries
x => exit subcommand mode

u[nset] <variable>
* not implemented yet *
deletes user-defined <variable>
xt[ree] <inode_number> [<file_set>]

displays root of the non-directory btree located at <inode_number> and enters a subcommand mode to navigate the btree

<inode_number> is the directory's inode - given in decimal

<file_set> currently must be zero

SUBCOMMANDS
l => visit left sibling
m => modify current node
p => visit parent node (not parent directory)
r => visit right sibling
[0-9] => visit the n'th child node
x => exit subcommand mode

Reporting Bugs

If you find a bug in JFS or jfs_debugfs, please report it via the bug tracking system ("Report Bugs" section) of the JFS project web site:

http://jfs.sourceforge.net/

Please send as much pertinent information as possible, including the complete output of running jfs_fsck with the -v and -n options on the JFS device.

See Also

jfs_fsck(8), jfs_mkfs(8), jfs_fscklog(8), jfs_logdump(8), jfs_tune(8),

Authors

Barry Arndt  (barndt@us.ibm.com)
William Braswell, Jr.

jfs_debugfs is maintained by IBM.

See the JFS project web site for more details:
http://jfs.sourceforge.net/

Referenced By

jfs_fsck(8), jfs_fscklog(8), jfs_logdump(8), jfs_mkfs(8), jfs_tune(8).

October 29, 2002 JFS file system editor