Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137004
gfs ocfs ocfs2
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:11 EST
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Description of problem:
It would be very useful to include RedHat's recently acquired GFS and
Oracle's OCFS and OCFSv2 in with the ES and AS distributions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I should have also requested the option to use file systems other
than ext (i.e. reiserfs) at install time.
Internal RFE bug #137053 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Please consider for EL4. We should not have to go into single user
mode and unmount /usr (for example) to grow the filesystem. It is
this lack of functionality that is preventing Linux being installed
on critical systems.
A filesystem that can be grown on-line *is critical*.
RedHat is touting the aquirement of GFS. Why not do something useful
with it? Does RedHat really what to make us use NFS instead?
GFS is available for purchase as a layered product for RHEL 3:
Red Hat's policy is to support the ext3 filesystem in the core
product, and not reiserfs or OCFS.
Note that RHEL 4 will add support for on-line growing of ext3
filesystems in conjunction with Logical Volume Manager 2 -- built into
the base RHEL OS.