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From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To: Jan Kara <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] resize2fs: Make minimum size estimates more reliable for mounted fs
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 08:14:43 -0500
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On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 02:50:59PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> Currently, the estimate of minimum filesystem size is using free blocks
> counter in the superblock. The counter generally doesn't get updated
> while the filesystem is mounted and thus the estimate is very unreliable
> for a mounted filesystem. For some usecases such as automated
> partitioning proposal to the user it is desirable that the estimate of
> minimum filesystem size is reasonably accurate even for a mounted
> filesystem. So use group descriptor counters of free blocks for the
> estimate of minimum filesystem size. These get updated together with
> block being allocated and so the resulting estimate is more accurate.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>

Thanks, applied.

						- Ted

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