I can certainly see where "cat /dev/<1GBdevice> > /dev/<10GBdevice>"
situations would make a growfs useful w/out vinum...
And, removing a failing disk from the end of a a vinum concat volume
would make shrinkfs really nice.
On 12/08, Rogier R. Mulhuijzen rearranged the electrons to read:
> > > > Stripe'd file systems (or concat ones) ... what growfs allows is someone
> > > > to add an n+1 drive to their RAID/Stripe and increase the size of the
> > file
> > >
> > > No, vinum can do this alone.
> > >
> > > But you couldn't grow the _fs_ after that, so there was no use for
> > > this vinum feature.
> >Okay, that is what I said ... "add an n+1 drive to ... and increase the
> >size of the file system" ...
> I still don't see why growfs wouldn't work on a non-vinum volume. It's just
> a manipulation of the FS, not of the underlying device. But let's leave
> this for the makers of growfs to answer shall we =)
> And yes I know about Vinum, and I know what it can do. =)
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