btrfs as default filesystem for F22?

Juan Orti Alcaine juan.orti at
Fri Oct 3 06:42:00 UTC 2014

El 2014-10-03 05:31, Andre Robatino escribió:
> openSUSE 13.2, scheduled for release in November, will have btrfs as 
> the
> default filesystem. What are the chances that F22 will follow suit, 
> assuming
> openSUSE has no major problems with it?

I've been using btrfs for a while now, and while the kernels 3.15.x and 
3.16.{0,1} have been problematic, the latest one is working smooth 

Anyway, I recommend using only the core features (snapshots, raid1, 
scrubs, balances, cp --reflink, etc...), because others have many 
quirks, like send/receive which get corrupted from time to time, raid 
5/6 which is work in progress, or problems related to low free space.

To implement btrfs as the default, grubby must support to install /boot 
on btrfs (bug #1094489). I have to run grub2-mkconfig with every kernel 
update to circumvent this problem.

It is also worth considering adding some scheduled tasks for 
maintenance, like rebalances, or scrubs.

Juan Orti

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