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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Wonder why XFS never really caught on?
by MacMan on Sat 15th May 2010 04:45 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

I don't know much about BTRFS, but I know that XFS is an awesome journaling file system developed by SGI. Its been in the Linux kernel for some 10 years or so.

With all the 'features' of BTRFS, I'm a bit concerned about the overhead. It seems pretty good for large database servers and so forth, but not sure how well it works in low memory environments (think netbooks, or devices, where incidentally XFS works really well).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

XFS Did catch on. Its the OS of choice for servers these days. It is geared towards problems that a graphics workstation company like SGI had: large files. Its performance with smaller files isn't as good.

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Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

The features of btrfs is very sweet, just the rollacks (snapshots) are cool enough. Performance wise it's getting there:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ext4_btrfs_2633&...

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