On 27 June 2020 16:17:16 CEST, Solomon Peachy <pizza(a)shaftnet.org> wrote:
On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:39:36AM -0400, Neal Gompa wrote:
> By that metric, Btrfs qualifies, as it's the default filesystem on
> SUSE Linux Enterprise (and has been since 2014). SUSE has built
One thing I'd like to see addressed.
Back in the RHEL7.4 days, btrfs was explicitly deprecated:
"The Btrfs file system has been in Technology Preview state since the
initial release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat will not be
moving Btrfs to a fully supported feature and it will be removed in a
future major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
"The Btrfs file system did receive numerous updates from the upstream in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 and will remain available in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 series. However, this is the last planned update to
So, why did SuSE consider BTRFS "ready" while RedHat did not, to the
point of removing support for it? And what has changed since then?
I don't know how to say this without throwing shade so here goes anyway.
Anyone who has worked with both RHEL and SLES systems knows why.
My feelings from working with both products in large scale heterogeneous environments is
that SLES is many factors less reliable than RHEL.
I don't know exactly how and why because SuSE has many many talented people on payroll
and do good work in many areas it's just that when it's time to put SLES together
it just isn't very reliable.
I'm sorry for the harsh words I just don't know how to put it in any other way.