Btrfs Finally Has A Concise Status Page
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 12 September 2016 at 03:54 PM EDT. 43 Comments
LINUX STORAGE --
The Btrfs file-system finally has a concise status page so users can quickly and easily know the status of various features.

A Phoronix reader wrote in that he believes due to his consistent requests of Btrfs developers is now this "Nouveau-like" status page for indicating the state of different file-system features.

The status page shows most of the features are okay while considered "unstable" is RAID56, Scrub + RAID56, and the free space tree. The free space tree is broken on big-endian systems while we've previously covered the Btrfs RAID 5/6 code turned out to be bad.

Features to be determined include seeding, device replace, balance, quotas, out-of-band de-duplication, and file range cloning.

Btrfs status details via this Wiki page.
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