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    Subjectonline resizing of devices/filesystems (2.6)

    Should genhd.h:set_capacity() find and update the i_size field of the
    inode for the device ?

    The BLKGETSIZE and BLKGETSIZE64 ioctls report the size in the devices

    case BLKGETSIZE:
    if ((bdev->bd_inode->i_size >> 9) > ~0UL)
    return -EFBIG;
    return put_ulong(arg, bdev->bd_inode->i_size >> 9);
    case BLKGETSIZE64:
    return put_u64(arg, bdev->bd_inode->i_size);

    Currently people have to close and reopen the device in order for a
    size change to take effect. This is a problem if people want to do
    online resizing of a filesystem (supported by xfs and resier).

    - Joe

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