btrfs as default filesystem for F22?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Tue Oct 7 19:15:53 UTC 2014


On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Josef Bacik <josef at toxicpanda.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 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 bzb.us> 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...
>>
>
> Because they still have the support staff for when users don't listen,
> Fedora doesn't.

Right.

As an aside, I looked at their 3.16.2-1.1.gdcee397 kernel-source SRPM.
I can't find any patches that limit btrfs usage.  I could totally be
wrong, but if someone knows of a patch that limits the features please
point me to it.

josh


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