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If I understand this correctly, this means that a defrag operation would have the same problems. Does this mean that there is no way (other than backup/restore) to defrag XFS?
as for the rest of the problems (involving moving metadata), would a data-only shrink that couldn't move metadata make any sense at all?
XFS: the filesystem of the future?
Posted Jan 24, 2012 2:04 UTC (Tue) by dgc (subscriber, #6611)
As to data only shrink, that makes no sense because metadata like directories will pin the blocks high up in the filesystem. and so you won't be able to shrink it anyway....
Posted Jan 24, 2012 8:13 UTC (Tue) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
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