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Old 10-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Has FreeBSD 10 Dropped Support For XFS?

My FreeBSD 10.0 system is failing to recognize my XFS filesystem,
and "kldload xfs" fails. Behold:

[root@landru ~]# uname -a
FreeBSD landru 10.0-BETA1 FreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 #0 r256420: Sun Oct 13 03:46:18 UTC 2013 i386
[root@landru ~]# mount -r -t xfs /dev/linux_lvm/landruvg-ubuntu /ubuntu
mount: /dev/linux_lvm/landruvg-ubuntu: Operation not supported by device
[root@landru ~]# kldload xfs
kldload: can't load xfs: No such file or directory
[root@landru ~]# echo /boot/kernel/*xfs*

Yes, I did build and install sysutils/xfsprogs.

Thank you in advance for any and all replies.

jay at m5 dot chicago dot il dot us
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It was only read only support and yes, I believe it's gone...
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FreeBSD dropped several file systems because they are hardly in usage, or FreeBSD had read-only support.

HPFS, MWFS, CODAFS, XFS, and ReiserFS were all dropped as of current.
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From the Wikipedia site for XFS:
FreeBSD added read-only support for XFS in December 2005 and in June 2006 introduced experimental write support; however this is supposed to be used only as an aid in migration from Linux, not to be used as a "main" filesystem.
So I wouldn't be surprised if they have pulled the plug. After all FreeBSD lacks manpower for development and stopping maintenance for parts they deem unnecessary is a logical step.


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