How long should resize2fs take?

Alan Pope alan at
Fri Jun 24 14:56:02 UTC 2011

Hi Ted,

Thanks for the prompt reply.

On 24 June 2011 15:27, Ted Ts'o <tytso at> wrote:
> Yes, that will take longer.  Resize2fs is engineered for safety, which
> means it copies a lot of blocks, and then it updates the inodes, and
> then copies more blocks, and then updates the inode involved, etc.  So
> it's a fairly seeky operation that can take a while.

Is it a process that could be terminated relatively safely? Or is it
just a case of "sit tight"?


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