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XFS Released/Stable source

Note: as of September 2016, the XFS project is moving away from infrastructure. As we move to other infrastructure the links below will be updated to point to the new locations.

  • Mainline kernels
XFS has been maintained in the official Linux kernel kernel trees starting with Linux 2.4 and is frequently updated with the latest stable fixes and features from the XFS development team.
  • Vendor kernels
All modern Linux distributions include support for XFS.
  • XFS userspace
source code tarballs of the xfs userspace tools. These tarballs form the basis of the xfsprogs packages found in Linux distributions.

Development and bleeding edge Development

Current XFS kernel source

$ git clone git:// 

Note: the old kernel tree on is no longer kept up to date with the master tree on

XFS user space tools

git clone git://

A few packages are needed to compile xfsprogs, depending on your package manager:

apt-get install libtool automake gettext libblkid-dev uuid-dev
yum     install libtool automake gettext libblkid-devel libuuid-devel

XFS dump

git clone git://

XFS tests

git clone git://

DMAPI user space tools

git clone git://

git-cvsimport generated trees

The Git trees are automated mirrored copies of the CVS trees using git-cvsimport. Since git-cvsimport utilized the tool cvsps to recreate the atomic commits of ptools or "mod" it is easier to see the entire change that was committed using git.

Before building in the xfsdump or dmapi directories (after building xfsprogs), you will need to run:

 # cd xfsprogs
 # make install-dev

to create /usr/include/xfs and install appropriate files there.

Before building in the xfstests directory, you will need to run:

 # cd xfsprogs
 # make install-qa

to install a somewhat larger set of files in /usr/include/xfs.

XFS cvs trees

The cvs trees were created using a script that converted sgi's internal ptools repository to a cvs repository, so the cvs trees were considered read only.

At this point all new development is being managed by the git trees thus the cvs trees are no longer active in terms of current development and should only be used for reference.

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