[linux-lvm] ext2online fails

Andreas Dilger adilger at turbolabs.com
Wed Dec 12 15:28:02 UTC 2001

On Dec 06, 2001  09:48 +0100, Urs Thuermann wrote:
> Andreas Dilger <adilger at turbolabs.com> writes:
> > Unless you patched it yourself, I don't know of any kernels that include
> > this patch by default.  Finally with 2.5 here, it will go into the main
> > kernel.
> Will it then also be able to reduce an ext2/3 filesystem while being
> mounted?

No, that is terribly difficult, so it will never be done.  Since that is
rarely a real requirement, offline resizing is the only solution.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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