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9.11. Displaying Extended GFS Information and Statistics

A variety of details can be gathered about GFS using the gfs_tool command. Typical usage of the gfs_tool command is described here.

9.11.1. Usage

Displaying Statistics

gfs_tool counters MountPoint

The counters action flag displays statistics about a file system. If -c is used, the gfs_tool command continues to run, displaying statistics once per second.

Displaying Space Usage

gfs_tool df MountPoint

The df action flag displays a space-usage summary of a given file system. The information is more detailed than a standard df.

Displaying Extended Status

gfs_tool stat File

The stat action flag displays extended status information about a file.


Specifies the file system to which the action applies.


Specifies the file from which to get information.

The gfs_tool command provides additional action flags (options) not listed in this section. For more information about other gfs_tool action flags, refer to the gfs_tool man page.

9.11.2. Examples

This example reports extended file system usage about file system /gfs.

gfs_tool df /gfs

This example reports extended file status about file /gfs/datafile.

gfs_tool stat /gfs/datafile