[FreeBSD-Announce] Foundation Funds Project to Grow Filesystems Online

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsdfoundation.org
Tue Mar 6 14:45:15 UTC 2012

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz
Napierala has been awarded a grant to implement the ability to grow
filesystems while they are mounted.

"Users of FreeBSD in a virtualized environment will be pleased with
the increased ease of deployment afforded by the ability to grow
mounted filesystems," said Ed Maste, Director, The FreeBSD Foundation.

This project will add GEOM and filesystem changes that are necessary to
increase the size of both UFS and ZFS filesystems while a filesystem
is mounted read-write. This project will provide the additional
benefit of online provisioning of virtual instances.

The Foundation is pleased to be working with Edward again. He
was previously awarded a grant to implement resource containers
and a simple per-jail resource limits mechanism. This work was
included in FreeBSD 9.0 RELEASE.

This project is expected to be completed by October 2012.

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