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Re: [opensuse] Is reiserfs dead?
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 01:28:45 +0100
  • Message-id: <456F773D.1060003@xxxxxxxxx>
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Robert Smits wrote:
> On Thursday 30 November 2006 12:57, James Oakley wrote:
>> On Thursday 30 November 2006 3:24 pm, Robert Smits wrote:
>>> The only problem I have with reiserfs is that suse's partition manager
>>> doesn't seem to be able to resize a reiserfs partition, which is why I
>>> installed with ext3 when I added Suse 10.1
>>
>> Reiserfs can be resized without even unmounting. If you want to grow a
>> Reiserfs filesystem, you simply increase the size of the underlying
>> volume/partition/whatever, then run resize_reiserfs <device>.
>
> Didn't do it for me. I tried to get the partition manager in Yast to reduce
> the size of the partition, it wouldn't do it, and then found a number of
> articles in user groups telling me that others had the same problem and that
> it couldn't be done because the tools weren't available in 10.1. The problem
> didn't exist with ext3 partitions.

No, it's a bug/limitation in the yast partition module.
The tools are there, I've done it numerous times since quite a number of
SUSE versions.

Actually, you can't do that with ext3 (not while the partition is mounted).

cheers
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