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Linux According to kerneltrap: "The future of Reiser4 was raised on the lkml, with the filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting his May 7th trial. Concerns that the filesystem wasn't being maintained were laid to rest when Andrew Morton stated, 'the namesys engineers continue to maintain reiser4 and I continue to receive patches for it.'"
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Reiser3 on Debian
by amadensor on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:12 UTC
amadensor
Member since:
2006-04-10

I am using Reiser 3 on Debian for a very simple reason:

I am using LVM, and i is the only FS I have found that will resize hot. I can grow the FS without unmounting it.

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RE: Reiser3 on Debian
by Milo_Hoffman on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:31 in reply to "Reiser3 on Debian"
Milo_Hoffman Member since:
2005-07-06

FYI.. ext2/3 resize on the fly too using ext2online.

Been using it for a long time here in a large enterprise.

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RE[2]: Reiser3 on Debian
by diegocg on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:37 in reply to "RE: Reiser3 on Debian"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

In fact, some kernel hackers have stated that the main issue of ZFS vs linux is an userspace tools interface problem - ZFS has a single very nice tools with a nice interface that puts into your hands all your disks, while linux has way too many tools (lvm, fdisk, fsck...)

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RE: Reiser3 on Debian
by MrGAM on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:34 in reply to "Reiser3 on Debian"
MrGAM Member since:
2006-12-21

So you haven't found ext2/ext3/xfs?

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RE[2]: Reiser3 on Debian
by broken_symlink on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:00 in reply to "RE: Reiser3 on Debian"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

i thought you couldn't grow xfs volumes with lvm. i know you can't with evms.

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RE: Reiser3 on Debian
by SEJeff on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:02 in reply to "Reiser3 on Debian"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Redhat ships resize2fs and officially supports it in RHEL5 FYI

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RE[2]: Reiser3 on Debian
by subspawn on Fri 27th Apr 2007 13:27 in reply to "Reiser3 on Debian"
subspawn Member since:
2006-04-28

ext2online is indeed possible on ext2/3 volumes... HOWEVER.. you MUST have created your filesystems with the following options/features:
-O resize_inode
-E resize

Check the mke2fs man pages for it. Default on most current distributions use these options and allow online resizing towards 1024 * the initial size.
If you want to use it on a ie. pre-3.0-debian created filesystem, you're in trouble... but generally, all newly created ones support it.

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