Resizing a small ext4 filesystem to significantly larger causes filesystem corruption

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Issue

  • When deploying a system with a small initial disk size that will be later resized to a size that's 5 orders of magnitude or higher, the ext4 filesystem becomes corrupted.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

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