state of growfs?
stephen at bartlettsoftware.biz
Tue May 23 21:55:36 PDT 2006
Thus spake Charles Sprickman on Wed, May 24, 2006 at 12:26:23AM -0400:
> growfs seems to be the thing to use, but I'm seeing very little about it in
> the archives. Is it reliable? Can it deal with large filesystems? Anyone
> here have personal experience with it?
Funny you should ask -- I just got bitten by growfs.
Was running out of room and decided to delete a partition and grow FreeBSD
into that space. Am running 6.1-RELEASE on i386, no RAID, no SCSI.
I used these tools:
fdisk -u ...
bsdlabel -e ...
growfs -s ...
I followed all tips/instructions I could find and was very careful, I
thought. All seemed well until the final reboot, when FreeBSD would only
mount all the partitions in the slice as *read-only*. Nothing I could try
fixed it. It was also complaining about bad fs blocks, and fsck couldn't
help. I had to start *all over* and install 6.1 from scratch.
That's just my tale....
President, Bartlett Software, Inc.
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