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    Default The Good & Bad Of Btrfs In A Production World

    Phoronix: The Good & Bad Of Btrfs In A Production World

    A web hosting company has publicly shared their thoughts on the Btrfs file-system for Linux. While often discussed as the next-generation Linux file-system, Btrfs isn't fully baked for use in a production world quite yet...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1OTY

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    Default What kernel and btrfs-progs?

    With btrfs in active development, you need to be running a leading edge (right now, 3.9.0-rc8) kernel, or patch with the latest btrfs-next and btrfs-progs. A number of the problems they report sound familiar, and have no doubt already been corrected.

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    Hats off to Anchor for this report!!

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    I like the little note they make in their summary...

    btrfs has actually detected single-bit corruption in an underlying hardware RAID volume – that’s a win for data integrity!
    Single-bit corruption is, needless to say, awesome and good job to the btrfs devs for having the capabilities to detect it. Im a very happy btrfs user (home server)

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    Default Needs a second look

    They didn't care to see if the bugs were fixed already?
    And their solution for hung snapshot tasks was to revert to a filesystem without snapshots?

    My favorite benefit is LZO compression If LZO was forced by default, I think BTRFS would be the default in more places by now as these tests would see great performance & smaller disk usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snadrus View Post
    They didn't care to see if the bugs were fixed already?
    And their solution for hung snapshot tasks was to revert to a filesystem without snapshots?

    My favorite benefit is LZO compression If LZO was forced by default, I think BTRFS would be the default in more places by now as these tests would see great performance & smaller disk usage.
    what happened to lz4? lz4 should be even better.

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