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

Patrick - South Valley Internet patrickm at garlic.com
Sat Jul 21 21:38:26 UTC 2007

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> 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.
> Akemi
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I do that, then when I reboot I still get the:

mount: fs type xfs not supported by kernel

Any ideas what's going on?


The command I was using to install was:

yum --enablerepo=centosplus install kernel-module-xfs

Do I need to issue any other commands as well?

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