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  • Proton 7.0-4 Released For Steam Play With Many Game Fixes, More Playable Titles

    Phoronix: Proton 7.0-4 Released For Steam Play With Many Game Fixes, More Playable Titles

    Valve has just released Proton 7.0-4 as their newest downstream of Wine that powers Steam Play for enjoying many Windows games on Linux with great success for the Linux desktop, the Steam Deck, and more...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Proton-7.0-4-Released

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    What does COW have to do with space usage?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by geearf View Post
      What does COW have to do with space usage?
      If multiple wineprefixes have the same file, the filesystem will only store one copy of that file.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by QwertyChouskie View Post

        If multiple wineprefixes have the same file, the filesystem will only store one copy of that file.
        That would be good, but why does that relate to COW? Are reflinks only possible with COW filesystems?

        edit: Ok after a quick searx, reflink does indeed depend on COW and so it makes sense.

        Thanks!
        Last edited by geearf; 16 August 2022, 02:52 PM.

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        • #5
          Keep in mind with the Moo CoWs and external game drives that you may need to have Steam move Proton to your external drive to take advantage of reflinks. I've noticed on some installs that Steam will add Proton to the default Steam directory and not the external drive even though the external is set as the default install location.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by geearf View Post

            That would be good, but why does that relate to COW? Are reflinks only possible with COW filesystems?

            edit: Ok after a quick searx, reflink does indeed depend on COW and so it makes sense.

            Thanks!
            Yes, it means they only make a copy if they change anything. So copy-on-write means shared as long as they are only read.

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            • #7
              Waiting for a renewed performance comparison between Proton and Win10/11. Perhaps combined with an explanation for what causes the gap that remains between the two platforms.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by geearf View Post

                That would be good, but why does that relate to COW? Are reflinks only possible with COW filesystems?

                edit: Ok after a quick searx, reflink does indeed depend on COW and so it makes sense.

                Thanks!
                Not quite. It is possible to have reflinks on non cow filesystems. For example, XFS supports it. A COW filesystem gets this by default and therefore people often refer to these features together but they are not strictly tied.

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                • #9
                  Wait, they made The Rising of the Shield Hero video game? Now I gotta see this.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                    Not quite. It is possible to have reflinks on non cow filesystems. For example, XFS supports it. A COW filesystem gets this by default and therefore people often refer to these features together but they are not strictly tied.
                    quite. xfs uses cow for reflinks https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/post/...haring-reflink

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