Plans for BTRFS in Fedora

Ralf Ertzinger fedora at
Wed Feb 23 20:14:14 UTC 2011


On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:38:05 -0600, Chris Adams wrote

> Define "awful".  I make use of it all the time on home and office
> desktops and even my notebook computer.  It makes it easy to reassign
> disk space from purpose A to purpose B (it would be easier if there
> was a way to shrink a mounted ext3/ext4 FS, but that's a hard
> problem). Logical volumes for virtual machines perform better (and
> virtualization is something becoming more common on the desktop for
> compatibility).

If you never tried the kind of freedom BTRFS and ZFS give you for
shifting around disk space, try it. Seriously. Then you'll see where
the "awful" comes from. In perspective it really is.

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