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  • Ubuntu 10.10 Now Supports Installing To Btrfs

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 10.10 Now Supports Installing To Btrfs

    Back in May during the Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 10.10 (the "Maverick Meerkat") we reported on Canonical's plans for Btrfs in 2011 and 2012 and even that Btrfs could be the default file-system in Ubuntu 10.10. While EXT4 will likely remain the default file-system choice with Ubuntu Maverick, as of the latest daily ISO spins there is now support for installing Ubuntu to a Btrfs file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODM1OQ

  • #2
    I wonder how long till it will become stable and usable mainstream.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SkyHiRider View Post
      I wonder how long till it will become stable and usable mainstream.
      At least Edward Shishkin (RedHat, formerly working on Reiser4) calls it's design completely broken:

      http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/994558
      http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....58/focus=41965

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      • #4
        Has anybody ever lost any data with btrfs? I actually lost data with ext4 way after it was supposed to be stable, but I've switched almost all my partitions to btrfs a month ago and I've yet to see any problem at all.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
          At least Edward Shishkin (RedHat, formerly working on Reiser4) calls it's design completely broken:

          http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/994558
          http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....58/focus=41965

          Did you actually read the discussion? Mason seems to be confident that those problems can be fixed.

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          • #6
            Can anyone confirm that it is available? I have today's daily-live and don't see the option in ubiquity manual partitioner.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
              At least Edward Shishkin (RedHat, formerly working on Reiser4) calls it's design completely broken:

              http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/994558
              http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....58/focus=41965

              That's what happens if a single person has a half-assed go at something (BTRFS) or if there's a team of people actually designing something (ZFS).

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              • #8
                I'm still hoping that Reiser4 gets merged into the mainline kernel some day. It's still being developed, with up-to-date kernel patcches available on kernel.org:

                http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/p...iser4-for-2.6/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
                  At least Edward Shishkin (RedHat, formerly working on Reiser4) calls it's design completely broken:

                  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/994558
                  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....58/focus=41965

                  I really hope Btrfs doesn't become another "academic" open source project, becoming nothing useful because the developers do not wish to compromise the *perfection* of their design.

                  *cough* GStreamer and PulseAudio *cough*

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                  • #10
                    83% overhead on a fs is what I'd call pretty fscking bad.

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