ext2 online resizing?
Posted Nov 6, 2002 6:12 UTC (Wed) by Peter
Parent article: Development kernel 2.5.46 released
The story blurb says we get ext2 online resizing. I haven't looked at the actual kernel release tar, but from the changelogs it looks like all we really have is the forward-compatibility magic that will allow a 2.5.46 kernel to mount a future online-resize-capable ext2 filesystem.
In other news, ext2 finally has POSIX ACLs (along with EAs, which you mentioned already). So does jfs. A happy day, indeed - although I very rarely use ACLs on the commercial Unixes, there are those certain situations where they are just right for the job.
Also, Al Viro claims to have removed the last major (no pun intended) use of kdev_t. I'm all for anything that gets us closer to the Glorious Future of sensible, dynamic dev number allocation.
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