Is growfs(8) safe?
ivoras at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 24 09:24:23 UTC 2011
On 23/08/2011 22:23, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
> Hello, Freebsd-fs.
> Is growfs(8) safe now? I remember, there were some problems with
> non-zeroed data, but it seems to be fixed.
> But it HAS one bug for sure: "int p_size," which overflows on big
> FSes. It is in sectors, and 32 bit signed, so max value is only
> slightly less than 1Tb (!)
I use it approximately 1-2 times a year to resize virtual machines
(though every time < 1 TB). It worked fine so far.
> Does somebody use it? Or everybody migrate to ZFS already?
I'll reconsider moving to ZFS when there's a week without a critical bug
being reported ;)
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