The utility resize_ffs is a program intended to resize Berkeley Fast File
Systems (FFS) by either growing or shrinking them. This filesystem is the
standard filesystem for the NetBSD
operating system -- a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like
Open Source operating system.
There is already a preliminary utility in the NetBSD source tree, and this project will first and primarily thoroughly test it with a regression test suite and code review, and correct and fix any bugs encountered. After this is accomplished, and the utility is stable, this project will attempt to extend the utility with features such as "live" resizing, that is the ability to dynamically resize the filesystem without first having to unmount it.
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You can view the CVS respository here. You can also download the respository module with:
$ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/netbsd-soc checkout -P resize_ffs
Feel free to use and test the utility and provide feedback here.
May 23, 2009
June 30, 2009
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