gpart resize vs. cache?

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Sun Feb 3 23:50:26 UTC 2013


On Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:06:41 -0800
Tim Kientzle <kientzle at> wrote:

> I'm tinkering with a disk image that automatically
> fills whatever media you put it onto.  But I'm having
> trouble with gpart resize failing.
> Disk layout:
>    MBR with two slices  mmcsd0s1 and mmcsd0s2
>    bsdlabel with one partition mmcsd0s2a
> Before I can use growfs, I have two gpart resize operations:
> 1)   gpart resize -i 2 mmcsd0
> 2)  gpart resize -i 1 mmcsd0s2
> Step 1 resizes mmcsd0s2 and always succeeds.
> Step 2 resizes mmcsd0s2a and always fails
> with "No space on device."
I used a gpart show between in a different situation. The script did
not work without it. When I entered the same commands from the command
line, they all worked. So, things could be related to cache or delayed


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