Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
xfs_admin - change parameters of an XFS filesystem
command to modify various parameters of a filesystem.
Devices that are mounted cannot be modified.
Administrators must unmount filesystems before
xfs_admin or xfs_db(8)
can convert parameters.
A number of parameters of a mounted filesystem can be examined
and modified using the
parameter specifies the device special file where the filesystem's external
This is required only for filesystems that use an external log.
option, and refer to
for a detailed description of the XFS log.
Enables unwritten extent support on a filesystem that does not
already have this enabled (for legacy filesystems, it can't be
disabled anymore at mkfs time).
Specifies that the filesystem image to be processed is stored in a
regular file at
Enables version 2 log format (journal format supporting larger
Print the current filesystem label.
Enable 32bit project identifier support (PROJID32BIT feature).
Print the current filesystem UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier).
- -c 0|1
Enable (1) or disable (0) lazy-counters in the filesystem.
Lazy-counters may not be disabled on Version 5 superblock filesystems
(i.e. those with metadata CRCs enabled).
This operation may take quite a bit of time on large filesystems as the
entire filesystem needs to be scanned when this option is changed.
With lazy-counters enabled, the superblock is not modified or logged on
every change of the free-space and inode counters. Instead, enough
information is kept in other parts of the filesystem to be able to
maintain the counter values without needing to keep them in the
superblock. This gives significant improvements in performance on some
configurations and metadata intensive workloads.
- -L label
Set the filesystem label to
XFS filesystem labels can be at most 12 characters long; if
is longer than 12 characters,
will truncate it and print a warning message.
The filesystem label can be cleared using the special "--" value for
- -U uuid
Set the UUID of the filesystem to
A sample UUID looks like this: "c1b9d5a2-f162-11cf-9ece-0020afc76f16".
may also be
which will set the filesystem UUID to the null UUID.
may also be
which will generate a new UUID for the filesystem. Note that on CRC-enabled
filesystems, this will set an incompatible flag such that older kernels will
not be able to mount the filesystem. To remove this incompatible flag, use
which will restore the original UUID and remove the incompatible
feature flag as needed.
Prints the version number and exits.
manual entry describes how to mount a filesystem using its label or UUID,
rather than its block special device name.