[CentOS] NFS filesystem recommendations please (and problems with XFS)

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 21:01:41 UTC 2007

On 7/21/07, Patrick - South Valley Internet <patrickm at garlic.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am implementing a new mail server into our environment consisting of
> three machines - two Dell Opterons that will act as load balanced
> Postfix servers, and a 1.5TB RAID10 NFS server.  All three machines are
> running CentOS 4.5.
> Since the NFS is going to be used for only mail, I was kicking around
> the idea to use XFS.  I have CentOS installed on an ext3 partition, and
> with the leftover space on the NFS I created an XFS partition.  I tried
> to implement XFS into the kernel, and was coming across some issues.
> Even after installing xfprogs and xfsprogs-devel, and issuing the command:
> yum --enable-plusrepos install kernel
> I booted up the kernel and still could not mount my XFS share.  I keep
> getting this error:
> mount: fs type xfs not supported by kernel

You need to install kernel-module-xfs from the centosplus repo.


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