Updated xfsprogs packages that fix three bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xfsprogs packages contain a set of commands to use the XFS file system, including the mkfs.xfs command to construct an XFS system.
- When the manual geometry of the mkfs.xfs utility was specified for striping as well as calculating of the allocation group counts and size, mkfs.xfs could emit confusing error messages on failure. With this update, more standardized and informative error messages are returned.
- When the sector size was not specified by the "-f" option, the mkfs.xfs utility used the 512 byte sector size by default even for drives with 4 Kb physical sectors. With this update, mkfs.xfs correctly recognizes the sector size in the described scenario, which fixes this bug.
- When attempting to set a 32-bit quota project ID on an XFS file system which did not have this feature enabled, the command returned success, but truncated the project ID to the lower 16 bits. With this update, a project ID of more than 16 bits cannot be set unless the 32-bit project ID feature is enabled.
- With this update, mkfs.xfs can enable 32-bit project quota IDs on a file system with the "-i projid32bit=1" parameter specified. Without this parameter, mkfs.xfs defaults to 16-bit project quota IDs. The 32-bit project quota IDs can be enabled on existing file systems by using the "xfs_admin -p" command.
All users who use the XFS file system are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.
Updated xfsprogs packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xfsprogs packages contain a set of commands to use the XFS file system, including the mkfs.xfs command to construct an XFS file system.
- When stripe geometry was specified manually to the mkfs.xfs utility, mkfs.xfs did not properly select "multidisk mode" as it does when stripe geometry is automatically detected. As a result, a less than optimal number of allocation groups were created. With this update, multidisk mode is selected properly, and a larger number of allocation groups are created.
- Previously, xfs_repair was unable to properly handle fragmented multiblock version 2 directories (Multiblock dir2 is only enabled with the "-n size=" mkfs.xfs option, where the size is greater than the file system block size). With this update, xfs_repair can operate on fragmented dir2 directories without errors.
Users of xfsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.