On 01/02 2002 13:33 Stephen Lord wrote:
I know, but as far as I can tell, all those requirements are met. I wasn't
able to mount the file system on a Red Hat 7.2 box with
kernel-2.4.9-13SGI_XFS_1.0.2, though. I didn't have the opportunity to
experiment a lot, though, as someone needed the data pretty fast (the file
system in question had to be moved from an Origin server due to SCSI
problems. Ideally, I wanted to put it on a Linux hosts, but it ended up on
an O2 workstation, at least temporarily.) Are the precompiled kernels
supposed to support everything needed?
Toralf Lund wrote:
First of all, your Irix filesystem is going to have to meet a few other
From the XFS FAQ,
Will I be able to use my old IRIX XFS disks on linux?
[ ... ] Linux can only read v2 directories on the moment. Using v1 will
probably fail in spectacular ways.
I have a large IRIX filesystem that I would like to mount on Linux, but
I think it has version 1 directories. Is there any way at all I can get
this to work?
o It cannot be xlv or xvm based - there is no linux support for these
o the filesystem blocksize needs to be the same as the page size on
your linux block,
the irix default is 4K, so this is usually not a problem
o it should not have the unwritten extent support turned on.
You can check the latter 2 with xfs_growfs -n /mnt on irix
That one's new to me. I used xfs_db to check...
Is there any way to convert the existing directories, or at least mix
version 1 and 2?
The directory code should work for the most part, but large directories
problems with readdir on linux - the V1 format passes up 64 bit hash
directory offsets, and this confuses glibc from time to time. Entries
missing or you can occassionally get into a loop.