[linux-lvm] online resize

David Brown lvm at davidb.org
Thu Mar 16 18:28:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:12:34PM -0600, Nate Carlson wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Roger Lucas wrote:
> >We use Reiser3 here and it can grow a volume whilst it is mounted, but 
> >you have to unmount the volume before you can shrink it.
> >
> >The man pages for resize_reiserfs indicate that it should be used on 
> >unmounted volumes...
> >
> >AFAIK, Reiser is the only filesystem in common use that allows volumes 
> >to be reduced.
> Note that Reiser4 no longer supports this.  :(

According to the wikipedia page on Reiser4
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiser4>, Namesys will add this if someone
pays them to.

ext2/3 has supported resizing for quite some time.

Dave Brown

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