Plans for BTRFS in Fedora

Ric Wheeler rwheeler at
Fri Feb 25 13:31:28 UTC 2011

On 02/25/2011 04:06 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM, Ric Wheeler<rwheeler at>  wrote:
>> On 02/24/2011 08:44 AM, Matej Cepl wrote:
>>> Dne 23.2.2011 20:49, Matthew Garrett napsal(a):
>>>> btrfs does the former without anywhere near as much of the latter.
>>> BTRFS so far only makes my kernel panicking as it did anytime I have
>>> been trying it since Fedora 9 (yes, I am crazy). This is absolutely not
>>> meant as anything personal against Josef (I know very well how
>>> incredibly small group are BTRFS developers), but just a bit of
>>> suspicion, whether "we have fsck now (or we will have fsck soon)" really
>>> leads so quickly "let's make it default".
>>> I am quite OK with having crashing and unstable systemd or Gnome 3 (and
>>> again, nothing against their developers, this is Rawhide and Fedora, so
>>> when my kids are alive despite me using it I am pretty happy), but
>>> unstable file system is quite a different matter.
>>> Could we slow down a bit, please?
>>> Matěj
>> Can we have pointers to these crashes or BZ reports please? As Josef has noted,
>> btrfs has been quite stable in our testing and we are certainly going to pursue
>> any reports.
>> Also note that the btrfs community of developers is not so small these days and
>> rivals (if not surpasses) the size of the team working on ext4.
>> Just to answer your last question,  we do not intend to "slow it down".  Rather,
>> we hope to speed it up considerably by adding developers, testing and users :)
> I've seen a number of crashes using 2.6.37 on a Dell 6410 using btrfs
> in a luks encrypted LVM volume. Sometimes its a message in dmesg,
> other times an out right crash. Each time it happens I submit the
> kernel oops using abrt, but unlike RHBZ reports you don't get a URL
> for the report so I have no idea where they get reported to but it
> might be worthwhile reviewing that information where ever it ends up.
> Peter

I think that it is probably best to report issues to the linux-btrfs list where 
the developers are. If you report them via bugzilla, we will see them directly 
there as well.

Seems that we need to figure out where these abrt generated BZ's go, I have not 
seen them come in via our normal bugzilla reports but might need to figure out 
how to do specific queries for them.



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