|| ||Vivek Goyal <email@example.com> |
|| ||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
|| ||[PATCH 0/2] block: online resize of disk partitions |
|| ||Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:30:36 -0500|
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Following patch adds support for online resizing of a partition. This patch
is based on previously posted patches by Phillip Susi.
There are two patches. Out of which one is kernel patch and other one is
util-linux patch to add support of a user space utility "resizepart" to
allow resizing the partition.
This ioctl only resizes the partition size in kenrel and does not change
the size on disk. A user needs to make sure that corresponding changes
are made to disk data structures also using fdisk(or partx), if changes
are to be retained across reboot.
I made some changes according to the feedback received last time. Following
are changes since the version Phillip posted.
- RESIZE ioctl ignores the partition "start" and does not expect user to
specify one. Caller needs to just specify "device", "partition number" and
"size" of new partition.
- Got rid of part_nr_sects_write_begin/part_nr_sects_write_end functions
and replaced these with single part_nr_sects_write().
- Some sequence counter related changes are simply lifted from i_size_write().
- Initialized part->nr_sects_seq using seqcount_init().
Phillip, do let me know if I should put your signed-off-by also in the
Any feedback is welcome.
I did following test.
- Create a partition of 10MB on a disk using fdisk.
- Add this partition to a volume group
- Use fdisk to increase the partition size to 20MB. (First delete the
partition and then create a new one of 20MB size).
- Use resizepart to extend partition size in kernel.
resizepart /dev/sdc 1 40960
- Do pvresize on partition so that physical volume can be incrased in
pvresize does recognize the new size. Also lsblk and /proc/partitions
report the new size of partition.
[PATCH 1/2] block: add partition resize function to blkpg ioctl
[PATCH 2/2] resizepart: Utility to resize a partition
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