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* File System Structure [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_Filesystem_Structure//tmp/en-US/html/index.html]
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=== Primary XFS Documentation ===
  
* User Guide [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_User_Guide//tmp/en-US/html/index.html]
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The XFS documentation started by SGI has been converted to docbook/[https://fedorahosted.org/publican/ Publican] format.  The material is suitable for experienced users as well as developers and support staff.  The XML source is available in a [http://git.kernel.org/?p=fs/xfs/xfsdocs-xml-dev.git;a=summary git repository] and builds of the documentation are available here:
  
* XFS Labs [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_Labs/tmp/en-US/html/index.html]
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* [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_User_Guide//tmp/en-US/html/index.html XFS User Guide]
  
* Someone managed to document <tt>/proc/fs/xfs/stat</tt>: [[Runtime_Stats|Runtime_Stats]]
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* [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_Filesystem_Structure//tmp/en-US/html/index.html XFS File System Structure]
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** [http://sites.google.com/site/kandamotohiro/xfs Japanese translation] is also available.
  
The XFS team has been working on a training course aimed at developers, support staff and experienced users, that explores the internals and ondisk format of XFS.
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* [http://xfs.org/docs/xfsdocs-xml-dev/XFS_Labs/tmp/en-US/html/index.html XFS Training Labs]
  
* ''XFS Overview and Internals'' [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/training/index.html Index]]
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* (Original versions of this material are still available at [http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/training/index.html XFS Overview and Internals (html)] and [http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/xfs_filesystem_structure.pdf XFS Filesystem Structure (pdf)]
  
Barry Naujok has documented most of the XFS ondisk format, including examples on how to traverse the structure and diagnose ondisk problems:
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The format of <tt>/proc/fs/xfs/stat</tt> also has been documented:
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* [[Runtime_Stats|Runtime_Stats]]
  
* ''XFS Filesystem Structure'' [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/xfs_filesystem_structure.pdf pdf]]
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=== Papers, Presentations, Etc ===
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At the linux.conf.au 2012 event, Dave Chinner presented a talk on filesystem metadata scalability:
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* ''XFS - Recent and Future Adventures in Filesystem Scalability'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FegjLbCnoBw Video]] [ [[:File:Xfs-scalability-lca2012.pdf|Presentation Slides]] ]
  
 
The October 2009 issue of the USENIX ;login: magazine published an article about XFS targeted at system administrators:
 
The October 2009 issue of the USENIX ;login: magazine published an article about XFS targeted at system administrators:
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At linux.conf.au 2008 Dave Chinner gave a presentation about xfs_repair that he co-authored with Barry Naujok:
 
At linux.conf.au 2008 Dave Chinner gave a presentation about xfs_repair that he co-authored with Barry Naujok:
  
* Fixing XFS Filesystems Faster [[http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2008/slides/135-fixing_xfs_faster.pdf]]
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* Fixing XFS Filesystems Faster [[http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2008/slides/135-fixing_xfs_faster.pdf pdf]]
  
 
In July 2006, SGI storage marketing updated the XFS datasheet:
 
In July 2006, SGI storage marketing updated the XFS datasheet:
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* ''Filesystem Performance and Scalability in Linux 2.4.17'' (June 2002) [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/filesystem-perf-tm.pdf pdf]]
 
* ''Filesystem Performance and Scalability in Linux 2.4.17'' (June 2002) [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/filesystem-perf-tm.pdf pdf]]
  
At the Ottawa Linux Symposium, an updated presentation on porting XFS to Linux was given:
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At the Ottawa Linux Symposium, an updated presentation on porting XFS to Linux was given:
  
 
* ''Porting XFS to Linux'' (July 2000) [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/ols2000/ols-xfs.htm html]]
 
* ''Porting XFS to Linux'' (July 2000) [[http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/papers/ols2000/ols-xfs.htm html]]

Latest revision as of 18:17, 15 October 2015

Primary XFS Documentation[edit]

The XFS documentation started by SGI has been converted to docbook/Publican format. The material is suitable for experienced users as well as developers and support staff. The XML source is available in a git repository and builds of the documentation are available here:

The format of /proc/fs/xfs/stat also has been documented:

Papers, Presentations, Etc[edit]

At the linux.conf.au 2012 event, Dave Chinner presented a talk on filesystem metadata scalability:

The October 2009 issue of the USENIX ;login: magazine published an article about XFS targeted at system administrators:

  • XFS: The big storage file system for Linux [pdf]

At the Ottawa Linux Symposium (July 2006), Dave Chinner presented a paper on filesystem scalability in Linux 2.6 kernels:

At linux.conf.au 2008 Dave Chinner gave a presentation about xfs_repair that he co-authored with Barry Naujok:

  • Fixing XFS Filesystems Faster [pdf]

In July 2006, SGI storage marketing updated the XFS datasheet:

  • Open Source XFS for Linux [pdf]

At UKUUG 2003, Christoph Hellwig presented a talk on XFS:

  • XFS for Linux (July 2003) [pdf] [html]

Originally published in Proceedings of the FREENIX Track: 2002 Usenix Annual Technical Conference:

  • Filesystem Performance and Scalability in Linux 2.4.17 (June 2002) [pdf]

At the Ottawa Linux Symposium, an updated presentation on porting XFS to Linux was given:

  • Porting XFS to Linux (July 2000) [html]

At the Atlanta Linux Showcase, SGI presented the following paper on the port of XFS to Linux:

  • Porting the SGI XFS File System to Linux (October 1999) [ps] [pdf]

At the 6th Linux Kongress & the Linux Storage Management Workshop (LSMW) in Germany in September, 1999, SGI had a few presentations including the following:

  • SGI's port of XFS to Linux (September 1999) [html]
  • Overview of DMF (September 1999) [html]

At the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in August 1999, SGI published:

  • An Open Source XFS data sheet (August 1999) [pdf]

From the 1996 USENIX conference:

  • An XFS white paper [html]

Other historical articles, press-releases, etc[edit]

  • IBM's Advanced Filesystem Implementor's Guide has a chapter Introducing XFS [html]
  • An editorial titled Tired of fscking? Try a journaling filesystem!, Freshmeat (February 2001) [html]
  • Who give a fsck about filesystems provides an overview of the Linux 2.4 filesystems [html]
  • Journal File Systems in issue 55 of Linux Gazette provides a comparison of journaled filesystems.
  • The original XFS beta release announcement was published in Linux Today (September 2000) [html]
  • XFS: It's worth the wait was published on EarthWeb (July 2000) [html]
  • An IRIX-XFS data sheet (July 1999) [pdf]
  • The Getting Started with XFS book (1994) [pdf]
  • Original XFS design documents (1993) (ps, pdf)