LVM on-line resizing RHEL AS 3

Keith Schincke kschin at rice.edu
Mon May 3 13:27:02 CDT 2004


The way I 'solved' this issue was to use XFS. I can grow the FS live. 
XFS does not shrink but that has not been an issue so far.

Keith

Gelwarg, Adam wrote:
> RHEL AS 3.0 now incorporates LVM which is great.  However, RH only 
> (officially) supports the ext2/3 filesystems in RHEL.  Since the 
> supported kernels do not include the patch for online resizing of ext2/3 
> filesystems, and they have dropped support for reiserfs, I don’t see any 
> way of resizing filesystems online.  We want the flexibility of resizing 
> any/all filesystems without having to take them off-line, and it doesn’t 
> appear possible.
> 
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> 
> Red Hat is pushing the GFS filesystem since their acquisition of 
> Sistina, but there are 2 problems with this.  1) it’s an additional 
> (hefty) cost per server and 2) it can not yet be used during 
> installation (kickstart)
> 
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> SLES out of the box obviously pushes reiserfs as the default FS, which 
> has supported on-line resizing (with LVM) as long as I can remember.
> 
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> 
> Am I missing something?  Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
> 
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