Plans for BTRFS in Fedora

Camilo Mesias camilo at
Wed Feb 23 13:29:07 UTC 2011


I wanted to second these questions...

2011/2/22 Jóhann B. <johannbg at>:
> Will there be any performance penalties making this move?
> What benefit will this switch bring to the novice desktop end users?
> Will the novice desktop end user ever take advantages of any of the features that btrfs brings?

Since upgrading (downgrading?) my netbook to use an SSD I went with
the Anaconda defaults (using LVM etc) and that probably wasn't in my
best interest - judging from benchmarks at the time of read
performance in the LVM compared to the underlying device, also from
the point of not being able to add complex disk arrays to the netbook
any time soon.

I think Fedora could do more to support lower end devices *well*, in
addition to allowing people to use the very latest technology on
larger (ie. desktop and server) platforms. My impression right now is
I'd be interested to try BTRFS for the server and maybe larger
desktops, but would probably want to avoid it for anything smaller.


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