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Re: ext4 resize/fsck

9:45pm Eric Sandeen said:

Curtis Doty wrote:
9:09pm Eric Sandeen said:

Curtis Doty wrote:
Horsing around with ext4 again...on F-10.

This time a fsck was required after both an offline shrink and an online
grow. Why?
Could you please try again with 1.41.4 from rawhide (or koji:
http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/e2fsprogs/1.41.4/2.fc11/ -
might need to rebuild if there are any library dependency problems) and
see if this persists or is fixed?  Several resize fixes went into 1.41.4
that should take care of this.

I'll probably push 1.41.4 to f10 testing soon, if people are hitting
these problems.

Is this an improvement or luck? Fewer issues, but still a ghost dir.

19:30]stratus~# lvextend -L6G foo/bar
   Extending logical volume bar to 6.00 GB
   Logical volume bar successfully resized

19:31]stratus~# resize2fs -p /dev/foo/bar
resize2fs 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009)
Filesystem at /dev/foo/bar is mounted on /home; on-line resizing required
old desc_blocks = 1, new_desc_blocks = 1
Performing an on-line resize of /dev/foo/bar to 1572864 (4k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/foo/bar is now 1572864 blocks long.

19:31]stratus~# umount /home
19:32]stratus~# fsck.ext4 -C0 -f /dev/foo/bar
e2fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
Directories count wrong for group #37 (1, counted=0).
Fix<y>? yes

bar: 43188/153600 files (0.1% non-contiguous), 294524/1572864 blocks


I hope it's an improvement ;)

If you can reproduce it, you might capture an e2image of the fs prior to
resize, and we could probably investigate the issue pretty easily...

Ak. Just re-shrunk offline and then re-grew online. With e2images in between each time. However, nothing was inconsistent these times!

Could it be that one ghost dir was indeed missed by 1.41.3 and caught/cleaned by 1.41.4? The symptom appears gone here now.


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