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From Erik Weber <>
Subject Re: root resize support in the UI
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:34:46 GMT
On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Vadim Kimlaychuk <>

> I have done root partition resize under XenServer exactly as you described
> - resized drive and then using system tools on guest VM like fdisk,
> lvextend and ext2resize changed the size of the root.  It seems that drive
> resize on hypervisor level is all that is needed, because it is far too
> complicated for hypervisor to be aware of all different types of partition
> layouts and file systems that might exist. Then upper layer (like CS) may
> take role of implementing different actions according to guest type and
> file system that have being used for particular guest.  While OS type can
> be taken from template, FS type and partition type is information that is
> not stored in the database. Without it implementation is not feasible.

It's not given that you want to resize a partition or which one, just
because you resize the disk.

Thus it's not feasible to assume that the orchestration layer should be
capable of doing it.


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