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Re: Resizing XFS on GPT partition

To: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Resizing XFS on GPT partition
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:27:24 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Michael Monnerie wrote:
> I've had a XEN VM with a 90GB disk, increased it to 250GB.
> Then I had the problem that I used GPT partitioning, meaning only 
> "parted" being usable. parted doesn't support resizing partitions for 
> xfs and refuses to do it.
> The simple thing is to delete and recreate with bigger size that 
> partition. Later mount the partition and run xfs_growfs.
> I don't understand why parted doesn't support that, just resizing the 
> partition and not refusing it. :-(

File a bug against parted.  :)

I agree, parted should just resize the partition as you asked and shut
up about anything else.  I'm surprised that it can't - even if the fs is

I have no idea what happened to "do one thing and do it well."  :)


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