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E2MMPSTATUS(8)           System Manager's Manual          E2MMPSTATUS(8)

NAME         top

       e2mmpstatus - Check MMP status of an ext4 file system

SYNOPSIS         top

       e2mmpstatus [-i] <filesystem>

OPTIONS         top

       -i     prints out the MMP information rather than check it.

DESCRIPTION         top

       e2mmpstatus is used to check Multiple-Mount Protection (MMP)
       status of an ext4 file system with the mmp feature enabled.  The
       specified file system can be a device name (e.g.  /dev/hdc1,
       /dev/sdb2), or an ext4 file system label or UUID, for example
       UUID=8868abf6-88c5-4a83-98b8-bfc24057f7bd or LABEL=root.  By
       default, the e2mmpstatus program checks whether it is safe to
       mount the file system without taking the risk of mounting it more
       than once.

       MMP (multiple-mount protection) is a feature that adds protection
       against the file system being modified simultaneously by more
       than one node.  It is NOT safe to mount a file system when one of
       the following conditions is true:
            1. e2fsck is running on the file system.
            2. the file system is in use by another node.
            3. The MMP block is corrupted or cannot be read for some
       The e2mmpstatus program might wait for some time to see whether
       the MMP block is being updated by any node during this period.
       The time taken depends on how frequently the MMP block is being
       written by the other node.

EXIT CODE         top

       The exit code returned by e2mmpstatus is 0 when it is safe to
       mount the file system, 1 when the MMP block shows the file system
       is in use on another node and it is NOT safe to mount the file
       system, and 2 if some other failure occurred that prevents the
       check from properly detecting the current MMP status.

SEE ALSO         top

       dumpe2fs(8), e2fsck(8), fstab(5), fsck(8),

COLOPHON         top

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E2fsprogs version 1.46.4       August 2021                E2MMPSTATUS(8)

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