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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Great !
by Neolander on Sat 15th May 2010 08:23 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

At almost each release, Ubuntu did break something. Synaptics touchpads, pulseaudio, free radeon driver, windows management habits... Now this release, like 8.04 LTS, will be a special one : they're going to break both the UI *and* the filesystem.

"The Btrfs disk format is not yet finalized, and it currently does not handle disk full conditions at all. Things are under heavy development, and Btrfs is not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review." (From the developers, at http://oss.oracle.com/projects/btrfs/ )

Does someone really think that they're going to get this to a stable state in 6 month, without contributing to the project the tiniest bit ?

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RE: Great !
by phoenix on Sat 15th May 2010 10:13 in reply to "Great !"
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2005-07-11

"The Btrfs disk format is not yet finalized,


The on-disk format was finalised with kernel 2.6.31, and only forward-compatible changes are allowed.

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RE: Great !
by Zifre on Sat 15th May 2010 13:08 in reply to "Great !"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

From the developers, at http://oss.oracle.com/projects/btrfs/

That page is old. The new page is https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page

The disk format has been stabilized, and it is supposed to be pretty stable. Still, I'm not sure if it's ready for Ubuntu yet. Personally, I'm worried more about the performance than stability.

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