On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 03:48:06PM -0400, rmoser wrote:
> Yeppers. Also that the eventual goal (at least in my mind) is to allow
> this to be done on a running r/w filesystem safely, which isn't as tough
> a problem as it sounds.
Yes it is. In fact, it is more of a problem then you think.
Think of this simple scenario:
a script is running that downloads a kernel patch, applies it to a tree,
then renames the directory to $1-$patchname.
Half way through this, during the patch, the backup script comes through
and starts to backup the filesystem.
Now - wipe the drive clean at the end and restore it to a sane state.
Doing live things on storage systems without transactions, snapshots or
whatever you want to call them is tricky at best. resizing is going to
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