FSINFO(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual FSINFO(8)

NAME

ffsinfo — dump all meta information of an existing ufs file system

SYNOPSIS

ffsinfo [−g cylinder_group] [−i inode] [−l level] [−o outfile] special | file

DESCRIPTION

The ffsinfo utility extends the dumpfs(8) utility.

The output is appended to the file outfile. Also expect the output file to be rather large. Up to 2 percent of the size of the specified file system is not uncommon.

The following options are available:

−g cylinder_group

This restricts the dump to information about this cylinder group only. Here 0 means the first cylinder group and -1 the last one.

−i inode

This restricts the dump to information about this particular inode only. Here the minimum acceptable inode is 2. If this option is omitted but a cylinder group is defined then only inodes within that cylinder group are dumped.

−l level

The level of detail which will be dumped. This value defaults to 255 and is the ‘‘bitwise or’’ of the following table:

0x001

initial superblock

0x002

superblock copies in each cylinder group

0x004

cylinder group summary in initial cylinder group

0x008

cylinder group information

0x010

inode allocation bitmap

0x020

fragment allocation bitmap

0x040

cluster maps and summary

0x100

inode information

0x200

indirect block dump

−o outfile

This sets the output filename where the dump is written to, and must be specified. If is provided, output will be sent to stdout.

EXAMPLES

ffsinfo -o /var/tmp/ffsinfo -l 1023 /dev/vinum/testvol

will dump /dev/vinum/testvol to /var/tmp/ffsinfo with all available information.

SEE ALSO

disklabel(8), dumpfs(8), fsck(8), growfs(8), newfs(8), tunefs(8), vinum(8)

HISTORY

The ffsinfo utility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4.

AUTHORS

Christoph Herrmann 〈chm@FreeBSD.org〉
Thomas-Henning von Kamptz 〈tomsoft@FreeBSD.org〉
The GROWFS team 〈growfs@Tomsoft.COM〉

BUGS

Snapshots are handled like plain files. They should get their own level to provide for independent control of the amount of what gets dumped. It probably also makes sense to some extend to dump the snapshot as a file system.

MidnightBSD 0.3 September 8, 2000 MidnightBSD 0.3