setup journaling for root partition

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Tue May 21 14:46:23 UTC 2013

AFAIK Softupdates journaling still breaks snapshot functionality - which
makes it unusable for me. I wouldn't assume that the O.P. doesn't want we
he's asking for.

- M

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Arthur Chance <freebsd at> wrote:

> On 05/21/13 12:43, saeedeh motlagh wrote:
>> thanks Julien, but i think it's not true. man page for newfs seys that
>> journaling is done via gjournal and in freebsd handbook it says do
>> journaling with gjournal for UFS file system.
>> you mean i should create a partition and just enable journaling for it
>> with
>> -J flag?
>> i think my problem is, my gjournal can not act correctly in fixit mode
>> because i can load it in single user mode and every thing is ok but in
>> fixit mode, i can not load it and all commands return errors.
>> please help me to make a journal for my root:(((
> Look more carefully at the newfs man page. Option -J (upper case) is
> gjournal type journalling, option -j (lower case) is native UFS soft update
> journalling. It's the latter one you want.
> This is on RELEASE-9.1 though. What version are you on?
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