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Re: XFS allows expansions, but no contraction?

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Subject: Re: XFS allows expansions, but no contraction?
From: Scott McDermott <mcdermot@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 22:53:18 -0400
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Andi Kleen on Sat 28/09 03:16 +0200:
> > yeah right, you have XFS for /home/ and you want to tell your
> > hundreds of LAN clients to remount? That is totally impractical.
> /home by definition never shrinks ... 

what definition? what if admin has /export/something and /export/home on
different filesystems (same disk), /export/something starts nearing
capacity, and he has plenty of room in /export/home to give to it?

> Also would you prefer to have no shrinking to shrinking with changed
> inode numbers ? 

I suppose a feature with a limitation is better than no feature.  I
think XFS is pretty heavily used for things like /export and such a
feature wouldn't be very useful with changing inode numbers, but you're
right that it would still be useful for some applications.

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