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OCFS2 filesystem
OCFS2 is a general purpose extent based shared disk cluster file
system with many similarities to ext3. It supports 64 bit inode
numbers, and has automatically extending metadata groups which may
also make it attractive for non-clustered use.
You'll want to install the ocfs2-tools package in order to at least
get "mount.ocfs2" and "ocfs2_hb_ctl".
Project web page:
Tools web page:
OCFS2 mailing lists:
All code copyright 2005 Oracle except when otherwise noted.
Lots of code taken from ext3 and other projects.
Authors in alphabetical order:
Joel Becker <>
Zach Brown <>
Mark Fasheh <>
Kurt Hackel <>
Sunil Mushran <>
Manish Singh <>
Features which OCFS2 does not support yet:
- extended attributes
- quotas
- cluster aware flock
- cluster aware lockf
- Directory change notification (F_NOTIFY)
- Distributed Caching (F_SETLEASE/F_GETLEASE/break_lease)
Mount options
OCFS2 supports the following mount options:
(*) == default
barrier=1 This enables/disables barriers. barrier=0 disables it,
barrier=1 enables it.
errors=remount-ro(*) Remount the filesystem read-only on an error.
errors=panic Panic and halt the machine if an error occurs.
intr (*) Allow signals to interrupt cluster operations.
nointr Do not allow signals to interrupt cluster
atime_quantum=60(*) OCFS2 will not update atime unless this number
of seconds has passed since the last update.
Set to zero to always update atime.
data=ordered (*) All data are forced directly out to the main file
system prior to its metadata being committed to the
data=writeback Data ordering is not preserved, data may be written
into the main file system after its metadata has been
committed to the journal.
preferred_slot=0(*) During mount, try to use this filesystem slot first. If
it is in use by another node, the first empty one found
will be chosen. Invalid values will be ignored.
commit=nrsec (*) Ocfs2 can be told to sync all its data and metadata
every 'nrsec' seconds. The default value is 5 seconds.
This means that if you lose your power, you will lose
as much as the latest 5 seconds of work (your
filesystem will not be damaged though, thanks to the
journaling). This default value (or any low value)
will hurt performance, but it's good for data-safety.
Setting it to 0 will have the same effect as leaving
it at the default (5 seconds).
Setting it to very large values will improve
localalloc=8(*) Allows custom localalloc size in MB. If the value is too
large, the fs will silently revert it to the default.
Localalloc is not enabled for local mounts.
localflocks This disables cluster aware flock.