[nycbug-talk] File Backed Disks- Speed Issues
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Thu Sep 28 23:31:59 EDT 2006
On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
>> on a tangent...
>> OSX has a neat tool called iPartition
>> something like that, under freebsd, would probably solve your issues.
> Well, HECK YEAH, that actually would solve my problems. Does anyone
> know if there's any historical attempt at flexible partition changes
> to a disk, and how successful it was?
When I added some drives to one of the boxes mentioned before, I went from
250GB to 500GB. With some bsdlabel fiddling and growfs I successfully
grew a partition with data on it.
-you can only grow a partition
-you can only grow the last partition (plan ahead!) unless you want to
dump/restore data on other partitions
-the feedback about the reliability of growfs on -hackers was a little
-it does not appear that anyone is currently working on it
-with UFS2 it does something that kills the dynamic inode allocation stuff
> This has to have been a problem people have tackled since the
> earliest disk drives... Right?
Do some of the Linux tools deal with BSD partitions? I think gpartd(?) is
some sort of PartitionMagic clone.
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