Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 22:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "UDS is over! And in the customary wrap-up I stood up and told the audience what the Foundations team have been discussing all week. One of the items is almost certainly going to get a little bit of publicity. We are going to be doing the work to have btrfs as an installation option, and we have not ruled out making it the default. I do stress the emphasis of that statement, a number of things would have to be true for us to take that decision."
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RE[3]: It's an odd switch
by ggeldenhuys on Sun 16th May 2010 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's an odd switch"
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From April, but the general consensus is that ext4 is the best overall filesystem.


No real surprise considering Btrfs was only recently put in the Linux kernel. Now that most/many Btrfs features have been implemented and the on-disk storage format has been set, now it needs to be tested in the wild and performance tuning can start. Btrfs with compression already outperforms Ext4, and ext4 has been around for some time now. That tells you something!

I'm definitely eager to try Btrfs with compression enabled (this is what I loved about ZFS's idea too). With today's fast hardware and the hard drive being the biggest bottleneck in any system - compressing data means reading less data off the hard drive - which will translate to increased system speed.

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