Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:55 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Red Hat The Fedora developers have decided that Fedora 16 will not use Btrfs by default. The announcement was made by Josef Bacik, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. Instead the switch to Btrfs filesystem has now been postponed to Fedora 17.
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It'll be interesting to see how good btrfs is compared to ext4 - I hope performance won't be significantly worse because ext4 is already a fairly fast FS.

Remember that we're still in the "early" days of ext4 at the moment - CentOS 6/RHEL 6 now finally use it as their default FS and they have 7 years of updates with ext4 presumably remaining the default during that period.

I'd like to see work continuing on ext4 to make sure it's as fast and robust as possible (and that all the tools work correctly for formatting, fsck'ing, resizing etc.), because it's looking like until RHEL 7 comes out, ext4 will be the dominant FS in the enterprise Linux arena (exspecially since it was recently backported to RHEL 5/CentOS 5 too).

Edited 2011-08-12 12:27 UTC

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