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According to the Wikipedia page for XFS, the XFS file system supports:

Max. volume size: 8 exbibytes − 1 byte

Max. file size: 8 exbibytes − 1 byte

(Refer to the info-box on right side of the page)

What does "Maximum Volume Size" mean in this page?

I am familiar with Linux LVMs. I know that a logical volume can be formatted with the XFS file system. But I have never seen logical volumes as a feature of a particular file system.

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  • No…Wikipedia like to use that word on Filesystem Type Pages to mention the size of a filesystem. The phrase you mentioned in your question means the maximum possible size of a XFS is 8EiB-1B Sep 5, 2019 at 10:16

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Are XFS volumes conceptually same as linux logical volumes?

No. XFS is a type of filesystem. LVM is a framework that allows a very flexible volume management.

What does "Maximum Volume Size" mean in this page?

The maximum possible size of a partition formatted in XFS (that is, containing a XFS filesystem).

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