Getting the error "resize2fs: New size too large to be expressed in 32 bits" while trying to resize ext3 or ext4 filesystem

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  • Extended an existing logical volume to a size larger than 16 TiB and getting the following error while attempting to resize the ext3 or ext4 filesystem on top of it:
resize2fs /dev/vg00/lv00
resize2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
resize2fs: New size too large to be expressed in 32 bits
  • lvdisplay and vgdisplay shows logical volume size as 16TB.
  LV          VG         Attr       LSize    Pool Origin Data%  Meta%  Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert Devices         
  lv00      vg00       -wi-ao----   16.00t                                                     /dev/sdg(0)   

  LV Path                /dev/vg00/lv00
  LV Name                lv00
  VG Name                vg00
  LV UUID                mjcvWA-u750-sCi9-ZQEJ-cMvS-6Foe-8pqSYm
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time test, 2013-04-11 15:52:49 -0700
  LV Status              available
  # open                 2
  LV Size                16.00 TiB
  Current LE             4194558
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           253:5


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM2)
  • ext3 and ext4 filesystem

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