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Date:	Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:35:57 +0300
From:	Surbhi Palande <>
Subject: [PATCH] mke2fs.8: Fix the documentation of maximum journal size

Fix the max journal size in mke2fs man page.

Signed-off-by: Surbhi Palande <>
 misc/ |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/misc/ b/misc/
index 6901497..4cd40e4 100644
--- a/misc/
+++ b/misc/
@@ -345,7 +345,8 @@ Create an internal journal (i.e., stored inside the filesystem) of size
 The size of the journal must be at least 1024 filesystem blocks
 (i.e., 1MB if using 1k blocks, 4MB if using 4k blocks, etc.)
-and may be no more than 102,400 filesystem blocks.
+and may be no more than 10240000 filesystem blocks or half the total
+file system size (which ever is smaller)
 @JDEV@.BI device= external-journal
 @JDEV@...ach the filesystem to the journal block device located on

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