[CentOS] xfs, inode64, and NFS

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 18:51:06 EST 2012


On Mar 6, 2012, at 4:36 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> On 03/02/12 10:05 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> is anyone familiar with this inode64 stuff and NFS in EL6.2 ?
> 
> still having show stopping issues with XFS, inode64, and NFS.   the 
> fsid=uuid option suggested by some googling doesn't seem to work at all 
> for Solaris clients...
> http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ#Q:_Why_doesn.27t_NFS-exporting_subdirectories_of_inode64-mounted_filesystem_work.3F
> 
> 
> On nfs server...
> 
>    [root at server data]# mount
>    /dev/sda1 on /data type xfs (rw,inode64)
> 
>    [root at server data]# blkid
>    /dev/sda1: UUID="d1bff6f7-9887-44bb-be57-d8628831cf40" TYPE="xfs"
> 
>    [root at server data]# cat /etc/exports
>    /data/oni64
>    *(rw,async,fsid=d1bff6f7-9887-44bb-be57-d8628831cf40,no_subtree_check)
> 
>    [root at server data]# uname -a
>    Linux server 2.6.32-220.4.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 14 04:00:16
>    GMT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> 
> 
> With the option fsid=uuid we could not mount nfs on client.
> 
>    root at client1 # mount -F nfs server:/data/oni64 /backups
>    nfs mount: tkddo-clf08:/data/oni64: No such file or directory
> 
>    root at client1 # mount -F nfs -o vers=4 server:/data/oni64 /backups
>    nfs mount: tkddo-clf08:/data/oni64: No such file or directory
> 
>    root at client1 # mount -F nfs -o vers=3 server:/data/oni64 /backups
>    nfs mount: mount: /backups: Stale NFS file handle
> 
>    root at client1 # uname -a
>    SunOS client1 5.10 Generic_138889-08 i86pc i386 i86pc
> 
> 
> 
> (this last is the same error we got without the fsid=, when using inode64).
> 
> It *does* seem to work if the export uses fsid=# where # is an arbitrary 
> integer, unique for each export, but thats something of a messy workaround.

From what I read as well NFS and XFS inode64 do not play well at all. NFS still has a lot of 32-bit logic hard coded in it, both in the server and client.

Is there a need for inode64? Is it too late to back-out of it, or have you pickled the file system already.

If so then the only option is to set fsid manually.

-Ross



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