On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:42:25AM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
For laptop and workstation installs of Fedora, we want to provide
system features to users in a transparent fashion. We want to add new
features, while reducing the amount of expertise needed to deal with
situations like [https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/152
running out of disk space.] Btrfs is well adapted to this role by
design philosophy, let's make it the default.
So... can btrfs now be trusted to not crap itself?
The change is based on the installer's custom partitioning Btrfs
preset. It's been well tested for 7 years.
What does "Well tested" mean, in this context? Do we have data that
shows roughly how many installs were done in Fedora-land, and how long
(two of the installs in that 7 year period were mine, and ended in
complete filesystem loss across clean shutdown/restart cycles. Hardware
is still in use, and other than a failed fan, hasn't so much as
hiccupped since scrapping btrfs)
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