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8.262. xfsprogs

Updated xfsprogs packages that fix several 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.

Bug Fixes

Due to a bug in the underlying source code, an attempt to use the xfs_io "pwrite" command to write to a block device residing on an XFS file system failed with the following error:
XFS_IOC_FSGEOMETRY: Inappropriate ioctl for device.
This update applies a patch to fix this bug and the command no longer fails in the described scenario.
Previously, the thread local data were used incorrectly. As a consequence, when the xfs_repair utility was executed with the ag_stride option, the utility could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The underlying source code has been modified to fix this bug and xfs_repair no longer crashes in the described situation.
Under certain conditions, the xfs_fsr utility failed to reorganize files with SELinux attributes. With this update, a patch has been provided to address this bug and xfs_fsr can successfully defragment files with SELinux attributes.
BZ#1100107, BZ#1104956
When the sector size of the source file system was larger than 512 bytes, the xfs_copy utility could create a corrupted copy of that system. In addition, the utility exited with a non-zero return code in all cases, even if the operation was successful. This update applies a patch to fix these bugs and the utility now works as expected.
Users of xfsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.