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Re: xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Argument list too lo

To: James Braid <jamesb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Argument list too long
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 22:11:59 -0500
Cc: Benjamin Lau <benjamin.a.lau@xxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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James Braid wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 01:07, Benjamin Lau <benjamin.a.lau@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> [2] Full output of xfs_growfs:
>> meta-data=/dev/mapper/vg00-lv_raid isize=256    agcount=40, agsize=61047552 
>> blks
>>            =                       sectsz=512   attr=2
>> data     =                       bsize=4096   blocks=2441868288, imaxpct=25
>>         =                       sunit=0      swidth=0 blks
>> naming   =version 2              bsize=4096
>> log      =internal               bsize=4096   blocks=32768, version=2
>>         =                       sectsz=512   sunit=0 blks, lazy-count=0
>> realtime =none                   extsz=4096   blocks=0, rtextents=0
>> xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Argument list too long
>>
>> OS/Kernel Info:
>> Debian Lenny
>> Linux bigmama 2.6.30-2-686-bigmem #1 SMP Sat Sep 26 02:30:18 UTC 2009
>> i686 GNU/Linux
> 
> Filesystems >16TB aren't supported on 32-bit machines - it looks like
> your growfs is going to exceed that limit. Time to upgrade! ;)

We probably should, though, change the error from E2BIG to EFBIG so we
get "File too large" instead of "Argument list too long..."

-Eric

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