mkreiserfs - The create tool for the Linux ReiserFS filesystem.
mkreiserfs [ -dfV ] [ -b | --block-size N ] [ -h | --hash HASH ] [ -u |
--uuid UUID ] [ -l | --label LABEL ] [ --format FORMAT ] [ -q | --quiet
] [ -j | --journal-device FILE ] [ -s | --journal-size N ] [ -o |
--journal-offset N ] [ -t | --transaction-max-size N ] [ -B | --bad-
blocks file ] device [ filesystem-size ]
mkreiserfs creates a Linux ReiserFS filesystem on a device (usually a
device is the special file corresponding to a device or to a partition
(e.g /dev/hdXX for an IDE disk partition or /dev/sdXX for a SCSI
is the size in blocks of the filesystem. If omitted, mkreiserfs
will automatically set it.
-b | --block-size N
N is block size in bytes. It may only be set to a power of 2
within the 512-8192 interval.
-h | --hash HASH
HASH specifies which hash function will sort the names in the
directories. Choose from r5, rupasov, or tea. r5 is the default
FORMAT specifies the format for the new filsystem. Choose format
3.5 or 3.6. If none is specified mkreiserfs will create format
3.6 if running kernel is 2.4 or higher, and format 3.5 if kernel
2.2 is running, and will refuse creation under all other ker-
-u | --uuid UUID
Sets the Universally Unique IDentifier of the filesystem
to UUID (see also uuidgen(8)). The format of the UUID
is a series of hex digits separated by hypthens, e.g.:
"c1b9d5a2-f162-11cf-9ece-0020afc76f16". If the option is
skipped, mkreiserfs will by default generate a new UUID.
-l | --label LABEL
Sets the volume label of the filesystem. LABEL can at most
be 16 characters long; if it is longer than 16 characters,
mkreiserfs will truncate it.
-q | --quiet
Sets mkreiserfs to work quietly without producing messages,
progress or questions. It is useful, but only for use by end
users, if you run mkreiserfs in a script.
-j | --journal-device FILE
FILE is the name of the block device on which is to be places
the filesystem journal.
-o | --journal-offset N
N is the offset where the journal starts when it is to be on a
separate device. Default is 0. N has no effect when the journal
is to be on the host device.
-s | --journal-size N
N is the size of the journal in blocks. When the journal is to
be on a separate device, its size defaults to the number of
blocks that the device has. When journal is to be on the host
device, its size defaults to 8193 and the maximal possible size
is 32749 (for blocksize 4k). The minimum size is 513 blocks
(whether the journal is on the host or on a separate device).
-t | --transaction-max-size N
N is the maximum transaction size parameter for the journal. The
default, and max possible, value is 1024 blocks. It should be
less than half the size of the journal. If specified incor-
rectly, it will automatically be adjusted.
-B | --badblocks file
File is the file name of the file that contains the list of
blocks to be marked as bad on the filesystem. This list can be
created by /sbin/badblocks -b block-size device.
-f Forces mkreiserfs to continue even when the device is the whole
disk, looks mounted, or is not a block device. If -f is speci-
fied more than once, it allows the user to avoid asking for con-
-d Sets mkreiserfs to print debugging information during mkreis-
-V Prints the version and then exits.
This version of mkreiserfs has been written by Edward Shishkin
Please report bugs to the ReiserFS developers <reiserfs-
email@example.com>, providing as much information as possible--your hard-
ware, kernel, patches, settings, all printed messages; check the syslog
file for any related information.
reiserfsck(8), debugreiserfs(8), reiserfstune(8)
Reiserfsprogs-3.6.19 February 2004 MKREISERFS(8)
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