btrfs as default filesystem for F22?

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Tue Oct 7 18:05:48 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-10-07 at 13:24 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM, Gerald B. Cox <gbcox at> wrote:
> > Thanks James... I am aware of all the warnings.  They might as well put up a
> > skull & crossbones.  I have all my data backed up twice.  But this is my
> > point... you don't say toxic and then simultaneously talk about proposing it
> > as the default file system on Fedora.
> Right... no single person is saying both things.  We don't have
> split-personality disorder here.  Someone started discussing it as
> default, and a bunch of other people chimed in that it wasn't ready.
> Until those concerns are dealt with, it's not really even a candidate
> for default consideration.

I think the point is somewhat valid though. To just keep repeating the
mantra 'its not ready' is not going to make it any more ready. If suse
can identify a stable subset of btrfs features and use it as their
default file system with those restrictions, why can't we do the same ?
The approach makes sense to me, at least...

Are the suse and fedora kernels that different that there is no synergy
to be had here ?

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