Consumption of reserved GDT blocks during an online resize results in corruption following the offline resize to an ext4 filesystem

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Filesystem becomes heavily corrupted following an offline resize after receiving the error:
resize2fs: Operation not permitted While trying to add group #XXXX


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • All e2fsprogs versions prior to 1.41.12-19.el6.x86_64

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