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tune2fs: update journal super block when changing UUID for fs.

Using -U option you can change the UUID for fs, however it will not work
for journal device, since it have a copy of this UUID inside jsb (i.e.
journal super block). So copy UUID on change into that block.

Here is the initial thread:

You can reproduce this by executing following commands:
$ fallocate -l100M /tmp/dev
$ fallocate -l100M /tmp/journal
$ sudo /sbin/losetup /dev/loop1 /tmp/dev
$ sudo /sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/journal
$ mke2fs -O journal_dev /tmp/journal
$ tune2fs -U da1f2ed0-60f6-aaaa-92fd-738701418523 /tmp/journal
$ sudo mke2fs -t ext4 -J device=/dev/loop0 /dev/loop1
$ dumpe2fs -h /tmp/dev | fgrep UUID
dumpe2fs 1.43-WIP (18-May-2014)
Filesystem UUID: 8a776be9-12eb-411f-8e88-b873575ecfb6
Journal UUID: e3d02151-e776-4865-af25-aecb7291e8e5
$ sudo e2fsck /dev/vdc
e2fsck 1.43-WIP (18-May-2014)
External journal does not support this filesystem

/dev/loop1: ********** WARNING: Filesystem still has errors **********

Reported-by: Chin Tzung Cheng <>
Signed-off-by: Azat Khuzhin <>
Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>

Azat Khuzhin Azat Khuzhin 2014-07-28

Theodore Ts'o Theodore Ts'o 2014-07-29

changed misc/tune2fs.c
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