Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Funded Project: Grow Mounted Filesystems

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierala has been awarded a grant to implement the ability to grow filesystems while they are mounted.

"Users of FreeBSD in a virtualized environment will be pleased with the increased ease of deployment afforded by the ability to grow mounted filesystems," said Ed Maste, Director, The FreeBSD Foundation.

This project will add GEOM and filesystem changes that are necessary to increase the size of both UFS and ZFS filesystems while a filesystem is mounted read-write. This project will provide the additional benefit of online provisioning of virtual instances.

The Foundation is pleased to be working with Edward again. He was previously awarded a grant to implement resource containers and a simple per-jail resource limits mechanism. This work was
included in FreeBSD 9.0 RELEASE.

This project is expected to be completed by October 2012.

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