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Oracle Linux: How to Enable Big Timestamps Feature 'bigtime=1' for XFS Filesystems (Doc ID 2993572.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2024

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 8.0 and later
Linux x86-64


This option bigtime=value empowers XFS filesystems to manage inode timestamps spanning from December 1901 to July 2486, and quota timer expirations extending from January 1970 to July 2486. The value is either 0 to disable the feature or 1 to enable large timestamps.

This note explains how to create a new XFS filesystem with the "big timestamps" feature, and also shares the steps to upgrade an existing (unmounted) XFS filesystem to support the "big timestamps" feature


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