Oracle Linux 6 - EXT3 Filesystem Resize Error "resize2fs Filesystem does not support online resizing"

(Doc ID 2419903.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On Exadata Compute node online resizing of an EXT3 filesystem over LVM failed with following error.

[root@lxpra0db01 ~]# resize2fs /dev/mapper/VGExaOra-LVhome
resize2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
Filesystem at /dev/mapper/VGExaOra-LVhome is mounted on /home; on-line resizing required
old_desc_blocks = 200, new_desc_blocks = 280
resize2fs: Filesystem does not support online resizing

Cause

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