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    Phoronix: XFS For Linux 4.15 Brings "Great Scads of New Stuff"

    File-system pull requests today for Linux 4.15 not only included Btrfs compression-related improvements, an overhaul to the AFS driver, and EXT4 corruption fixes but there is also a very significant set of updates to the XFS file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x-4.15-Changes

  • #2
    I wonder why they still waste time with btrfs.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
      I wonder why they still waste time with btrfs.
      Are you referring to the users or the developers?

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      • #4
        Both, actually. XFS is really awesome.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
          Both, actually. XFS is really awesome.
          Yeah XFS is definitely an awesome FS, known for being rock solid and slowly gaining some modern features. In terms of functionality and design however, BTRFS is light-years ahead of it, and was designed to support these features from the start.

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          • #6
            I just wish fsck.xfs would finally do something. I mean map it to xfs_repair with compatibility for command line options. Right now it's hard to boot with a broken xfs filesystem, near impossible for newbies (drop to shell & run xfs_repair manually).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
              I wonder why they still waste time with btrfs.
              One reason: Corporate wars,,,politics.

              - XFS: Red Hat, NASA...
              - Btrfs: Facebook,Suse/Novell...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
                I wonder why they still waste time with btrfs.
                Last time I checked, XFS didn't support multiple devices or any kind of RAID.

                Btrfs' RAID1 is a killer feature for me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doublez13 View Post

                  Are you referring to the users or the developers?
                  Why not both?

                  Personally, i root for bcachefs.
                  XFS is not a COW fs, and that has consequences, feature wise.
                  BTRFS has all the features, but if you want stability/maturity, you have to stick with the basic stuff.

                  Bcachefs has the potential to join the best of both filesystems. Let's hope i'm not mistaken and that it gets ready soon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nomadewolf View Post

                    Why not both?

                    Personally, i root for bcachefs.
                    XFS is not a COW fs, and that has consequences, feature wise.
                    BTRFS has all the features, but if you want stability/maturity, you have to stick with the basic stuff.

                    Bcachefs has the potential to join the best of both filesystems. Let's hope i'm not mistaken and that it gets ready soon.
                    Bcachefs does look promising. Maybe in a few years from now...

                    It's always good to have competition and alternatives, but I fear about the viability of Bcachefs' development.

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