Derek Carter goozbach at
Fri Sep 2 11:32:42 MDT 2005

Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 21:26 -0600, Andrew McNabb wrote:
>>I tried JFS for a couple of months, but one big problem I ran into with
>>my setup is that I somehow end up having to resize my partitions every
>>two or three months, and I couldn't figure out how to shrink a JFS
>>partition (ext2/3 resize very easily).
> Only ext2/3 and reiserfs are the only linux filesystems which can safely
> be resized smaller. All of them can be sized up. Reiser, XFS and JFS all
> can be increased online while ext2/3 must be unmounted first.
that is no longer the case.
one can now grow an ext2/3 filesystem while mounted using the command
ext2online (rhel 4 stock kernel) ymmv

Derek Carter <goozbach at>
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