Re: Suggestion for Linux 2.3

David S. Miller (
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 18:27:26 -0500

Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 17:23:01 -0600 (CST)
From: "Daniel G. Linder" <>

Anyone want to work on this for Linux? I don't have the time to be
a lead person, but this looks like it would integrate well with the
MD driver (Multi Disk)... Might be a big step for ext2 -- anything
going on with that project?

I would like to see full logging and journaling added to ext2 before
we allow such a scheme.

Actually to add a disk to a "raw" partition is at a lower level then
the filesystem itself. Generic code could handle this.

The filesystem will (ideally) not have to know this has happened. It
will just be the same sized filesystem, but the partition itself will
have new logical disk blocks it just isn't using.

Then you can add hacks the filesystem specific code to allow for
growing a filesystem like AIX does, after the above partition
extending has been implemented.

These are all non-trivial hacks.

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