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xfs_growfs [ -dilnrxV ] [ -D size ] [ -e rtextsize ] [ -L size ] [ -m
maxpct ] [ -t mtab ] [ -R size ] mount-point
xfs_info [ -t mtab ] mount-point
xfs_growfs expands an existing XFS filesystem (see xfs(5)). The mount-
point argument is the pathname of the directory where the filesystem is
mounted. The filesystem must be mounted to be grown (see mount(8)).
The existing contents of the filesystem are undisturbed, and the added
space becomes available for additional file storage.
xfs_info is equivalent to invoking xfs_growfs with the -n option (see
-d | -D size
Specifies that the data section of the filesystem should be
grown. If the -D size option is given, the data section is grown
to that size, otherwise the data section is grown to the largest
size possible with the -d option. The size is expressed in
-e Allows the real-time extent size to be specified. In mkfs.xfs(8)
this is specified with -r extsize=nnnn.
-i The new log is an internal log (inside the data section).
[NOTE: This option is not implemented]
-l | -L size
Specifies that the log section of the filesystem should be
grown, shrunk, or moved. If the -L size option is given, the log
section is changed to be that size, if possible. The size is
expressed in filesystem blocks. The size of an internal log
must be smaller than the size of an allocation group (this value
is printed at mkfs(8) time). If neither -i nor -x is given with
-l, the log continues to be internal or external as it was
before. [NOTE: These options are not implemented]
-m Specify a new value for the maximum percentage of space in the
filesystem that can be allocated as inodes. In mkfs.xfs(8) this
is specified with -i maxpct=nn.
-n Specifies that no change to the filesystem is to be made. The
filesystem geometry is printed, and argument checking is per-
formed, but no growth occurs. See output examples below.
-r | -R size
Specifies that the real-time section of the filesystem should be
grown. If the -R size option is given, the real-time section is
grown to that size, otherwise the real-time section is grown to
md(4) and lvm(8) on Linux). However, it can also be used on a regular
disk partition, for example if a partition has been enlarged while
retaining the same starting block.
Filesystems normally occupy all of the space on the device where they
reside. In order to grow a filesystem, it is necessary to provide added
space for it to occupy. Therefore there must be at least one spare new
disk partition available. Adding the space is often done through the
use of a logical volume manager.
Understanding xfs_info output.
Suppose one has the following "xfs_info /dev/sda" output:
meta-data=/dev/sda isize=256 agcount=32, agsize=16777184 blks
= sectsz=512 attr=2
data = bsize=4096 blocks=536869888, imaxpct=5
= sunit=32 swidth=128 blks
naming =version 2 bsize=4096
log =internal bsize=4096 blocks=32768, version=2
= sectsz=512 sunit=32 blks, lazy-count=1
realtime =none extsz=524288 blocks=0, rtextents=0
Here, the data section of the output indicates "bsize=4096", meaning
the data block size for this filesystem is 4096 bytes. This section
also shows "sunit=32 swidth=128 blks", which means the stripe unit is
32*4096 bytes = 128 kibibytes and the stripe width is 128*4096 bytes =
512 kibibytes. A single stripe of this filesystem therefore consists
of four stripe units (128 blocks / 32 blocks per unit).
mkfs.xfs(8), md(4), lvm(8), mount(8).