[Bug 1052529] Re: resize2fs does not expand filesystem; no error messages are displayed

no!chance ralf.fehlau at gmx.net
Wed Sep 19 06:17:57 UTC 2012

$ sudo lvs
  LV        VG     Attr   LSize   Origin Snap%  Move Log Copy%  Convert
  archive   system -wi-ao  50,00g                                      
  cvs       system -wi-ao   5,00g                                      
  home      system -wi-ao 478,47g                                      
  music     system -wi-ao 210,00g                                      
  mysql     system -wi-ao   5,00g                                      
  pics      system -wi-ao  10,00g                                      

$ sudo vgs
  VG     #PV #LV #SN Attr   VSize   VFree 
  system   1   7   0 wz--n- 903,47g 80,00g

$ sudo df -h -iDateisystem                  Inodes IBenutzt IFrei IUse% Eingehängt auf
/dev/md1                       1,2M     406K  788K   35% /
udev                           452K      661  451K    1% /dev
tmpfs                          463K       51  463K    1% /tmp
tmpfs                          463K      699  463K    1% /run
none                           463K        5  463K    1% /run/lock
none                           463K        9  463K    1% /run/shm
/dev/md0                        24K      232   24K    1% /boot
/dev/mapper/system-home         30M      78K   30M    1% /home
/dev/mapper/system-archive     3,2M      12K  3,2M    1% /data/nfs/archive
/dev/mapper/system-cvs         320K      486  320K    1% /var/lib/cvsd
/dev/mapper/system-mysql       320K     1,1K  319K    1% /var/lib/mysql
/dev/mapper/system-music        14M      20K   14M    1% /data/nfs/music
/dev/mapper/system-pics        640K      13K  628K    2% /data/nfs/picture

$ sudo df -h
Dateisystem                  Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
/dev/md1                       19G     11G  7,4G   59% /
udev                          1,8G    4,0K  1,8G    1% /dev
tmpfs                         1,9G    1,6M  1,9G    1% /tmp
tmpfs                         741M    1,2M  740M    1% /run
none                          5,0M       0  5,0M    0% /run/lock
none                          1,9G    220K  1,9G    1% /run/shm
/dev/md0                       92M     40M   52M   43% /boot
/dev/mapper/system-home       475G    460G   16G   97% /home
/dev/mapper/system-archive     50G     41G  8,2G   84% /data/nfs/archive
/dev/mapper/system-cvs        5,0G    154M  4,8G    4% /var/lib/cvsd
/dev/mapper/system-mysql      5,0G    184M  4,8G    4% /var/lib/mysql
/dev/mapper/system-music      209G    164G   45G   79% /data/nfs/music
/dev/mapper/system-pics        10G    7,2G  2,7G   73% /data/nfs/picture

After a reboot or a umount / mount, the additional 50G are available. In
Ubuntu 10.04, there was no problem with online resize. The filesystem
tpe is ext3. After a reboot you can see, that I could copy data on

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  resize2fs does not expand filesystem; no error messages are displayed

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Bug description:
  Assuming /dev/mapper/system-backup has 50GB of space ...

  1. Expand an LVM volume with lvextend:
  lvextend -L +50G /dev/mapper/system-backup

  2. Resize the filesystem:
  resize2fs  /dev/mapper/system-backup

  All seems OK, no warning or error message will be displayed. No errors in syslog, too.
  BUT the filesystem is only 50G big, the additional 50G will not be available.

  df -h will tell you, that there is 50GB of free space, but if you try
  to use this space, you will see the error: "filesystem full".

  This bug exists at least since Ubuntu 10.10! Ubuntu 12.04.1 is also

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