when startup delays become bugs

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Wed May 15 21:09:53 UTC 2013

On 05/15/2013 04:39 PM, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> I was planning to upgrade to F19 soon, and I kind-of care about the 
> data on that system (I have backup, but corruption would not be 
> welcome, just for the lost time reason). Do people recommend sticking 
> with it? holding off the upgrade? switching back to ext4?

https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/FAQ#Is_btrfs_stable.3F is a 
reasonably good answer to that question.  I would note that traditional 
linux filesystems have a very  long history and time to mature including 
XFS and Ext4 and only check for metadata integrity unlike Btrfs.  If you 
have a good (and frequent) backup system, it might be worth riding it 
out but you will have to evaluate the risks and make that determination 
of your own.

FWIW, I am using Btrfs without any (known) issues for a while but I also 
have almost no data in my laptop that I cannot afford to lose since 
everything important is an external backup disk and really important 
files are in another laptop as well.


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