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Re: xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Invalid argument

To: Richard Ems <Richard.Ems@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Invalid argument
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 10:50:24 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Richard Ems wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm getting the error "xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed:
> Invalid argument" while trying to grow an XFS partition.
> This is on openSUSE 11.1 64 bit, with xfsprogs-2.10.2-3.1 from
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_11.1/x86_64/xfsprogs-2.10.2-3.1.x86_64.rpm

The compat handlers should only matter if you're using 32 bit userspace
with a 64 bit kernel...

Are you certain that your xfsprogs userspace is 64-bit?

> This error is the same or looks similar to the one reported some months
> ago at http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2009-02/msg00028.html .
> There is apparently a fix for it, see
> http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2008-12/msg01794.html :
> *********************************************************
> commit 471d59103167c84f17b9bcfee22ed10b44ff206e
> Author: sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date:   Tue Nov 25 21:20:10 2008 -0600
>     [XFS] Add compat handlers for data & rt growfs ioctls
>     have padding on the end on intel, so add arg copyin functions,
>     and then just call the growfs ioctl helpers.
>     Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>     Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
>     Signed-off-by: Lachlan McIlroy <lachlan@xxxxxxx>
> *********************************************************
> I tried different 2.6.27 versions, one 2.6.29 and one 2.6.30-rc6
> version, all gave the same error, check
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506361 for the different
> kernel versions and errors.

I don't see in that bug where you tested .29 or .30, or what the results

> Is this fix still not included in Linus / openSUSE trees?

As for Linus' tree, AFAIK everything works; I can't speak to what SuSE has.


> Or am I hitting another error?
> Thanks, Richard

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