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Date:   Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:11:02 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     Ext4 Developers List <>
Cc:     "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] resize2fs: attempt to keep the # of inodes valid by removing the last bg

If a the 10GB file system (with the default inode ratio size of 16k)
is resized to 64TB, the number of inodes will become 2**32 --- one
above the maximum allowed number of inodes of 2**32-1.  In
adjust_fs_info(), we already try drop the last block group if there
isn't sufficient space in the last block group to support the metadata
for that block group.  So if dropping the last block group allows the
number of inodes to valid, we should try that as well.  In some cases
this will mean resizing a file system to 64TB will result in it be
resized to a size of 64TB - 128MB, which is close enough for
government work.

Addresses-Google-Bug: 199105099
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
 resize/resize2fs.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/resize/resize2fs.c b/resize/resize2fs.c
index daaa3d49..770d2d06 100644
--- a/resize/resize2fs.c
+++ b/resize/resize2fs.c
@@ -757,6 +757,15 @@ retry:
 	new_inodes =(unsigned long long) fs->super->s_inodes_per_group * fs->group_desc_count;
 	if (new_inodes > ~0U) {
+		new_inodes = (unsigned long long) fs->super->s_inodes_per_group * (fs->group_desc_count - 1);
+		if (new_inodes <= ~0U) {
+			unsigned long long new_blocks =
+		((unsigned long long) fs->super->s_blocks_per_group *
+		 (fs->group_desc_count - 1)) + fs->super->s_first_data_block;
+			ext2fs_blocks_count_set(fs->super, new_blocks);
+			goto retry;
+		}
 		fprintf(stderr, _("inodes (%llu) must be less than %u\n"),
 			(unsigned long long) new_inodes, ~0U);

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