growfs and soft updates

Teemu Korhonen teemu.korhonen at
Wed Jan 16 07:33:22 PST 2008

Teemu Korhonen wrote:
> I'm merging my ext2-partition with my /usr by shrinking ext2 and doing 
> growfs on the free space. I did it with soft updates enabled and it 
> seemed to work until I tried to use /usr which resulted in kernel 
> panic (ffs_valloc: dup alloc). After plenty of 'fcsk -y' I got it 
> fixed while losing few random files. :( The errors were mostly related 
> to soft updates.
> Should soft updates be disabled before using growfs?

False alarm. It's all the same with soft updates disabled.. I guess 
growfs needs some work.

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