Plans for BTRFS in Fedora

Josef Bacik josef at
Mon Feb 28 18:23:04 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Jon Masters <jonathan at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 17:33 -0500, Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
>> On 02/23/2011 04:37 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> >
>> > And I'd like to counter-counter-propose that we just stop using ANY kind of
>> > subvolumes or volume management by default and just default to plain old
>> > partitions. IMHO, LVM causes more problems than it fixes. Sure, you can
>> > easily add storage from another disk, but in exchange there's no
>> > straightforward way to resize your partitions, at least none of the common
>> > partition editors can do it. There's also a performance penalty.
>> +1
>> This subvolume nonsense has no real place on any home computer/consumer
>> device.
> With all due respect, that's the path chosen by certain other Linux
> distributions (ones where if I install them I have to jump through all
> kinds of hoops to turn on LVM). That is not the way we should be going.
> I've made my objections known, added a comment on the wiki discussion
> for the feature, and will raise an objection at the appropriate time
> that it is proposed to drop LVM use by default. Until then, I'm done :)

I don't see any comments on the discussion page.  And I'm not talking
about adding extra hoops, you just have to select the custom partition
scheme.  Thanks,


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