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Subject: Re: xfs_growfs: XFS_IOC_FSGROWFSDATA xfsctl failed: Argument list too long
From: Benjamin Lau <benjamin.a.lau@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:34:30 -0700
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Definitely in the roll my own camp though I try to avoid it on my
machines at the office (but I have no problem with it for my own
systems at home... which is where this server lives).

I'll give this a try and see how it goes.

Thanks!

Ben

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> James Braid put forth on 4/29/2010 7:41 PM:
>
>>> 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! ;)
>
> Benjamin Lau put forth on 4/29/2010 7:07 PM:
>
>> flags         : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic
>> sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr
>> sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx *lm*
>
> You're in luck Ben.  That trailing "lm" flag stands for "long mode" which is
> the x86-64 native 64 bit mode.  Your Xeon appears to be a 64 bit CPU.  It
> looks like the Nacona core from around 2004.  It's a netburst model (yuck)
> with Intel64 extensions.
>
> This is good news.  Fixing this max 16TB problem should be as simple as
> rolling a new kernel with a few different settings and installing it if
> you're a roll your own kernel kinda guy.
>
> Run make menuconfig and:
> 1.  Select the Opteron/.../K8 cpu type
> 2.  Set high memory support to off
> 3.  Uncheck PAE
> 4.  Save and exit
> 5.  You know the rest of the steps if you roll your own
>
> That should be all that's required to solve your issue.  You can leave your
> user space as 32 bit if/until you're ready to do a dist upgrade to a 64 bit
> user space.
>
> Or you could just aptitude install one of the 64 bit Lenny kernels from the
> mirrors.  That would be quicker, though not necessarily better.  I can't
> tell exactly from your post which camp you fall into, though it looks like
> the roll your own camp.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> --
> Stan
>
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