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  • XFS Will Get DAX Support In The Linux 4.2 Kernel

    Phoronix: XFS Will Get DAX Support In The Linux 4.2 Kernel

    Dave Chinner sent in his XFS file-system pull request today as the last of the high-profile file-system updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...2-DAX-And-More

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    Has the "some games won't run from XFS" thing been fixed? It was the reason I had to abandon my favourite filesystem on my desktop.

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      Originally posted by xeekei View Post
      Has the "some games won't run from XFS" thing been fixed? It was the reason I had to abandon my favourite filesystem on my desktop.
      I guess you mean developers not reading readdir spec and being hit with DT_UNKNOWN on XFS? It plagued quite a number of other games.

      It's related to this bug: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12688

      XFS shows no signs of progress with it.

      Another common problem were big XFS partitions (1+ TB) for 32 bit games. It's fixable by adding proper flags to the compiler, i.e. -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64

      The workaround for it is known - create a small loop device partition and play the game from there. See example here:
      http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/16251
      Last edited by shmerl; 06-30-2015, 06:34 PM.

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