Re: kernel bug in jfs, kernel 2.4.21-pre3-ac4 + recent listfix (fwd)

From: Dave Kleikamp (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 11:43:30 EST

On Monday 20 January 2003 10:35, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 10:26:09AM -0600, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> > A recent change to JFS has the resize code determine the volume
> > size from sb->s_bdev->bd_inode->i_size. However, LVM doesn't
> > update this size when resizing the volume, so JFS doesn't see the
> > new size until the volume is completely unmounted and re-mounted.
> > A fix to revert to an earlier behavior that should work is in
> > Marcelo's bk tree and will be available in -pre4.
> It doesn't make sense to work around this issue in JFS, LVM needs a
> proper fix so that others don't get beaten by this.

You're probably right. However, in the 2.4 tree, no other file system
is using bd_inode->i_size.

David Kleikamp
IBM Linux Technology Center

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