Default boot/root filesystem

Josef Bacik josef at
Mon Sep 9 14:35:17 UTC 2013

On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson"
<johannbg at> wrote:
> On 09/07/2013 10:35 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
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>> On 9/6/13 5:48 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>>> According to this:
>>>   RHEL7 will use XFS for the default boot/root.
>>> I could certainly have been out of town, for a while, and missed
>>> this. But, to the best of my knowledge, Fedora uses ext4 as the
>>> default boot/root. Just sounds a bit strange to me, that this is
>>> getting dumped into RHEL without tossing it into Fedora first, to
>>> rattle around, and shake any bugs out, beforehand. Don't really have
>>> an opinion either way, myself, I would just expect that something
>>> like this would go into Fedora first.
>> If people want to switch the Fedora default to XFS, I'll gladly file
>> the feature.  :)
> Given that we could not kill lvm as an default and switch to ext4 until
> btrfs was in ready enough shape to improve the desktop experience I doubt
> that feature would pass the acks of the shadow of the storage and filesystem
> monks that appeared from nowhere at that time...
> In a 21 century distro the sub community would decide which default
> filesystem would be their preference to deliverer the best out of the box
> experience for their product but hey rings to rule them all and hobbits too.

I'd like to see this become a reality, that way I don't have to deal
with the bureaucracy that is the fedora feature process to make btrfs
the default, I can just make my own spin for people who want to try it
out and when it becomes stable enough the other spins can integrate it
if they so choose.  Thanks,


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