On 10 Feb 2002, Roger wrote:
> How can one tell what version of XFS they're running on their box?
XFS isn't versioned, per se, except for the full 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 etc.
releases. Everything else is just a snapshot, identifiable by the date
you checked it out, or more coarsely, the kernel version.
The XFS on-disk format is not changing, so you won't have to worry about
"incompatible versions." Whenever a syscall change happens (or something
similar) we'll break cleanly on a kernel version.
> shouldn't the xfs* tools also have versioning number in them
> (ie...bottom of man file or with a --version/-v option ?)
Yes, that would be nice. Can you send a patch?
> eh, i even looked over a patch for the xfs fs applied to my distros
> kernel, and that doens't even show versioning numbers.
> Nor does,
> contain versioning info.
Nope, it's not there. A fine-grained versioning scheme has not been
implemented, and is not high on the priority list.