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Re: [opensuse] Is reiserfs dead?
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 12:19:12 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612011218250.9470@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>> 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>.
>Most filesystems, including Ext3, have to be unmounted before resizing.

"Most" huh? resize2fs's manual page says it can do it online too, and
xfs can _only_ do it online. I am sure jfs also has some way, so "most"
ist mostly inaccurate ;-)

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