When extending offline a clean ext4 filesystem to a new size significantly larger than the original one, the resulting filesystem contains errors.

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When resizing a clean and unmounted ext4 filesystem to a size that is significantly larger (e.g. 1000 times) than the origin, the resulting filesystem contains errors and needs to be repaired with fsck.


  • Red Hat Enterprise linux 6
  • e2fsprogs up to e2fsprogs-1.41.12-22.el6

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