markus.falb at fasel.at
Tue Mar 20 06:04:46 EDT 2012
On 19.3.2012 10:16, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 03/19/12 2:14 AM, Peter Kjellström wrote:
>> I can also add that I've successfully managed to shrink ext3 before but a
>> verified backup is probably good advice..
> does resize2fs relocate blocks or is it restricted to shrinking only to
> last high water block in use ?
I found this in resize/resize2fs.c.unused_group_blocks
* Resizing a filesystem consists of the following phases:
* 1. Adjust superblock and write out new parts of the inode
* 2. Determine blocks which need to be relocated, and copy the
* contents of blocks from their old locations to the new ones.
* 3. Scan the inode table, doing the following:
* a. If blocks have been moved, update the block
* pointers in the inodes and indirect blocks to
* point at the new block locations.
* b. If parts of the inode table need to be evacuated,
* copy inodes from their old locations to their
* new ones.
* c. If (b) needs to be done, note which blocks contain
* directory information, since we will need to
* update the directory information.
* 4. Update the directory blocks with the new inode locations.
* 5. Move the inode tables, if necessary.
Kind Regards, Markus Falb
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