resize2fs on LVM on MD raid on Fedora Core 3 - inode table conflicts in fsck

Bill Rugolsky Jr. brugolsky at
Thu Dec 9 18:10:22 UTC 2004

On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 10:55:55AM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> This is obviously a bug that needs to be fixed.  The good news is
> that instead of resizing your filesystem while it is unmounted you can
> resize it while it is mounted, and that shouldn't suffer from any of
> these problems (and is much more convenient).  You need the ext2resize
> RPM from sourceforge (don't know why it isn't in FC2 if they have also
> applied the patch to mke2fs):
> Then you can mke2fs a new filesystem, mount it, lvextend, and run
> "ext2online /dev/severn_vg0/test" and it will grow to fill the LV.
> There is also a tool that ships with LVM called "e2fsadm" which does
> this for you, like "e2fsadm -L +5G /dev/severn_vg0/test" should do
> both the lvextend and ext2online step at once.
> You should also be able to properly resize it while unmounted with
> ext2resize, but that is far less interesting...

Looks like resize2fs has not been fixed to handle the new resizing code, but
ext2online is in the Red Hat e2fsprogs.  I used it the other day on my
root filesystem, and it seemed to work fine.

[rugolsky at mercury ~]$ rpm -qf /usr/sbin/ext2online


	Bill Rugolsky

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