Unable to perform large resizes when system pagesize is greater than filesystem blocksize.

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Issue

  • Unable to perform large resizes above 8T
  • While re-sizing a file system, the error "resize2fs:new size smaller than minimum (xxxx)" comes up, why?
# resize2fs /dev/mapper/myvg-mylv
resize2fs 1.42.9 (28-Dec-2013)
resize2fs: New size smaller than minimum (5048861704)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • seen on e2fsprogs-1.42.9-16.el7 and below

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