On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 10:17 AM 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?
Red Hat deprecated it because they have zero engineers knowledgeable
about Btrfs in a way that they could regularly and meaningfully
contribute to its development upstream and maintain it for the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux kernel. They all left for different companies over
the past several years. That situation has not changed at Red Hat to
the best of my knowledge.
However, Fedora, as the cutting edge platform that uses new
technologies first, is not bound by Red Hat's lack of staff on Btrfs.
Indeed, one of the change owners (Josef Bacik) does not work at Red
Hat, but is an upstream Btrfs developer who is helping to push this
Perhaps with Fedora adopting Btrfs, this may change in the future. I
do not know. But as a Fedoran, I want Fedora to use the best
technology we have to solve problems. My firm belief is that Btrfs is
that for the problems we are facing today.
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