the mount points were as follows:
/ 256MB XFS
/boot 64 ext2 (also tried as XFS)
/var 512 XFS
/tmp 512 XFS
/usr 4GB XFS
/home 20GB XFS
From: Eric Sandeen [mailto:sandeen@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 5:38 PM
To: Venables, Michael
Subject: Re: XFS install from ISO fails utterly
Somebody asked for the installer guy? :)
"Venables, Michael" wrote:
> I tried installing Red Hat 7.1+XFS on a bare Compaq server, and when it
> all over, I got nothing that functioned.
> The machine:
> ProLiant 6400 (4x PII Xeon 450 w. 2MB cache)
> 4GB RAM
> SmartArray 3200 array controller (raid 5)
> Voodoo 5
> The install process went smoothly, but there were numerous "no such file
> directory" errors on reboot. When it eventually hit a login prompt, none
> the filesystems which had been marked as XFS seemed to be present (/boot
> left as ext2).
The "no such file" stuff sounds like it _might_ be another devfs thing,
but I'd suspect the raid controller, see below.
How did you configure your system - what mount points were XFS?
> I've heard that there might be a block size issue with XFS supporting only
> 4k blocks and the Compaq Array controller supporting only 1k blocks. But I
> don't know if that's the issue here.
Also, Martin checked in some raid changes for BLKBSZSET and BLKBSZGET
ioctls - I think that mount will fail without this change?
> The ... driver didn't support the ioctl for setting the software
> blocksize, so our last superblock ends up at a wrong offset causing
> mount to fail
Maybe Martin can comment if he's around...
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.