Is repartitioning possible while one of the partitions is mounted?
Rohit Hassan Sathyanarayan
rohit.hs at samsung.com
Mon Aug 30 04:56:28 EDT 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-mtd-bounces at lists.infradead.org [mailto:linux-mtd-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On Behalf
> Of Artem Bityutskiy
> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:35 PM
> To: Tim Cussins
> Cc: linux-mtd at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: Re: Is repartitioning possible while one of the partitions is mounted?
> On Mon, 2010-08-02 at 14:32 +0100, Tim Cussins wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just spotted post regarding upcoming Runtime Partitioning Support
> > (http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-mtd/2010-July/031200.html)
> > After taking a cursory glance at the patch it's not immediately obvious
> > ( uh, to me anyway :D ) whether you can create/delete partitions while
> > a filesystem (e.g. rootfs) is mounted from another partition on the same
> > mtd device.
> > Under what conditions can you create/delete partitions?
> I guess it is good idea to put the authors of that patch in CC, no?
> I think this case should be handled. If it is not, the solution is not
> very good. But this is just IMHO.
Its possible to partition/delete/resize the other partitions of the device even
if rootfs is mounted on one partition.
The utility even gives freedom to change the permissions of the partitions and
merging adjacent partitions apart from above features.
> Best Regards,
> Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)
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