Plans for BTRFS in Fedora

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Wed Feb 23 11:38:22 UTC 2011

On 02/23/2011 01:26 AM, Josef Bacik wrote:
> Various things, better data integrity to start with, and if you
> install the yum-fs-snapshot you have the ability to rollback easily.

So we got the above + What Lennart mentioned as "benefits" to the end user.

Now if we continue to hang on to the outdated concept ( From my 
perspective ) of "defaults" as opposed to allowing each SIG to control 
and set it's own defaults that suits their target end user base.

For example any of the *DE might not want to switch to BTRFS until all 
GUI tool for their end user to take advantage of what it has to offer 
are in place while the Server SIG might certainly do.

Hence I propose that we open a ticket with FESCO which will request them 
to do something like this.....

Review the current filesystem default

Gather feed back from various SIG with in the community to create a good 
criteria for what needs to be in place in a filesystem for it to be 
considered as an a "default" for Fedora.

Gather a list of all existing linux filesystems ( there seems to be a 
new one popping up every other month or so ).

Filter out those that do not live up to that criteria and any base line 
they set for their decision like "must not perform worse then the 
current default" must work well on SSD's" etc..  settle on one that 
benefits most likely most the novice end users.
( We experienced users are able to choose tweak and turn any knob at 
install time to suit our need which makes the novice end user the lowest 


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