Red Hat Training

A Red Hat training course is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4.53. gfs-utils

An updated gfs-utils package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The gfs-utils package provides various user-space tools necessary to mount, create, maintain, and test Global File Systems (GFS).

Bug Fixes

Prior to this update, metawalk.c did not correctly consider leaf continuation blocks. As a result, the offline GFS file system checker (gfs_fsck) did not correctly check file systems with 500,000 or more files. This update modifies the fsck.gfs code so that gfs_fsck now also works on larger file systems.
Prior to this update, the gfs_mount(8) manual page did not list the recently added the GFS mount options "-o noprefetch", "prefetch", "errors=panic", and "errors=withdraw". This update adds these GFS mount options.
All users of gfs-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.