putting together the growpart pieces

Juerg Haefliger juergh at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 09:59:55 UTC 2013

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Okay, so, with all of the individual parts going through review, what
> exactly is needed to enable growing the root partition on F18 (or upcoming
> F19)?

For F18 you need:
- cloud-utils for the growpart script
- dracut-modules-growroot to do the
root-partition-resizing-in-the-initramfs magic
- cloud-init to resize the root filesystem

cloud-init itself supports growroot as of a few days ago
but that requires a 3.8 kernel (and probably some userspace tools as
well) that can reload a partition table of a device that's in use. In
this case, dracut-modules-growroot is not required anymore, i.e., both
the partition and filesystem resizing will be done *after* the
initramfs stage.


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