Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon Aug 07 2006 - 14:05:33 EST

>> With the latest e2fsprogs and 2.6 kernels, the online resizing
>> support has been merged in, and as long as the filesystem was
>> created with space reserved for growing the filesystem (which is now
>> the default, or if the filesystem has the off-line prepration step
>> ext2prepare run on it), you can run resize2fs on a mounted
>> filesystem and grow an ext2/3 filesystem on-line. And yes, you get
>> more inodes as you add more disk blocks, using the original inode
>> ratio that was established when the filesystem was created.
>Are all the necessary tools in and documented in e2fsprogs?
>It seems that finding all the bits and pieces to do ext3 on-line
>expansion has been a study in obfuscation. Somewhat surprising since
>this feature is a must for enterprise class storage management.

Enterprise will hardly use ext3 on the big ones, but one of the "more
commercial" things.

Jan Engelhardt
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