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RE: [linux-lvm] Patched kernel sources



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On Saturday, 30 December 2000 20:25, Andreas Dilger
[SMTP:adilger turbolinux com] wrote:
> Scott Denton writes:
> > > > Andreas Dilger writes:
> > > > > You probably DON'T want to use the ext3 online resizing
> > > > > patches.
> > > >
> > > > Found the reference to that very idea in the src code on
> > > > sourceforge for ext2online... how about ext2online resizing
> > > > of an ext3fs (since there's supposedly no structural
> > > > difference between the two)?
> > >
> > > I'm not quite sure what you mean...  Maybe ext2resize (offline)
> > > resizing of an ext3 fs?  This is already possible (I do it
> > > regularly).
> > 
> > Not offline, online... resizing the ext2/3 fs while mounted... it
> > works rather well with ext2fs but I haven't yet tried or seen
> > reference to using ext2online on a mounted ext3fs... looking
> > through the reiserfs src now to see if i can find reference to
> > online-resizing as well... what I really am looking for is LVM
> > with MDs and a journaled filesystem with online AND offline
> > resizing capability... preferably both extension and reduction
> > abilities, but i can live with only extension for the time being.
> 
> That's exactly what I was trying to tell you before - online
> resizing of an ext3 filesystem doesn't work at present because of
> bad interaction with the journal - it needs to be rewritten.  There
> are 2 parts to the resizer - the kernel patch(es), and user part -
> ext2online.
> 
> There IS online extension for reiserfs, but not online reduction.

OK, perhaps I'll just go with reiserfs... or wait until ext3 online
resizing code is completed.

Thanks again!

> Cheers, Andreas
> -- 
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> antipasto, 
>                  \  would they cancel out, leaving him still
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