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Description of problem:
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux I can not find any filesystem that can be
resized online, without unmounting.
The included ext2/ext3 version has the online-resize option removed,
as I understand for stability reasons. The obvious alternative would
be XFS which is part of the vanilla kernel now, unfortunately XFS
support is not included in the Red Hat kernel.
I think this should be considered a bug as there is, as of now, no
enterprise-level filesystem available in RHEL.
Are there any plans to support online-resizeable filesystems in RHEL
in the next version? (from bug-id 120850 I can tell its at least not
planned for the 3.0 version)
Especially XFS would be nice as we have been using it for a long time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkfs -t xfs
2. or on a mounted filesystem:
3. e2fsadm -L +1500M /dev/vg00/homevol
ect3 online resizing is most certainly planned for the next release.
Anything prediction on XFS? It's quite a large patch so its probably
tricky to sync with the rest of the RHEL kernel. It would be very nice
As this bug was assigned to Stephen Tweedie, may I assume this means
"no" concerning the integration of XFS?
Correct. We do not intend to integrate and support XFS. However we
are pursuing ext3 based online resizing.
RHEL-4 will support online resize for ext3. There are no plans to back-port
that functionality to RHEL-3.
We were told by a Red Hat consultant that online resize _will_ now be backported
to RHEL-3. Can anyone commment on the date this will happen?
Can you give details on who that consultant is?
There are still no plans to back-port online resize to RHEL-3. I'm sorry if
there has been a misunderstanding here.