XFS

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The XFS filesystem is a high-performance journaling filesystem. It is ACL (POSIX) compliant for use with Linux.

Installation

Kernel

KERNEL Enable XFS support (CONFIG_XFS_FS:)
File systems  --->
   <*> XFS filesystem support

Optional:

KERNEL Enable optional XFS features
File systems  --->
   [*]   XFS Quota support
   [*]   XFS POSIX ACL support
   [*]   XFS Realtime subvolume support
   [ ]   XFS Verbose Warnings
   [ ]   XFS Debugging support

Emerge

The sys-fs/xfsprogs package is needed for XFS userspace utilities:

root #emerge --ask sys-fs/xfsprogs

Usage

Mount XFS filesystems with the mount command.

Removal

To schedule removal at the next run:

root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose sys-fs/xfsprogs

See also

  • FAT — originally created for use with MS-DOS (and later pre-NT Microsoft Windows)
  • Ext4 — an open source disk filesystem and most recent version of the extended series of filesystems.
  • Btrfs — a copy-on-write (CoW) filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair, and easy administration.