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Re: [opensuse] Is reiserfs dead?
  • From: James Oakley <jfunk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 09:18:53 -0400
  • Message-id: <200612010918.53971.jfunk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 01 December 2006 7:19 am, Jan Engelhardt 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>.
> >
> >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 ;-)

Ah, I stand corrected. Reiserfs *used* to be the only Linux fs capable of
online resizing. ext3 got it in 2.6.10.

Apparently, this misconception is popular. I remember reading it recently.

James Oakley
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