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: Comment by bsharitt
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 15th May 2010 11:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by bsharitt"
Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Btrfs is a nice file system and all, and is probably the future for Linux in general, but it's way too early to even talk about making it a default file system. Let's have a release or two where is is fully working and stable, then we'll talk about defaults.

According to http://lists.meego.com/pipermail/meego-dev/2010-May/002183.html btrfs already works better than Ext3

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RE[2]: Comment by bsharitt
by Laurence on Sat 15th May 2010 13:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by bsharitt"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

According to http://lists.meego.com/pipermail/meego-dev/2010-May/002183.html btrfs already works better than Ext3


That's nice, but what about the current standard: Ext4?

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RE[3]: Comment by bsharitt
by ggeldenhuys on Sat 15th May 2010 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by bsharitt"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

That's nice, but what about the current standard: Ext4?

I read the other day a very nice comparison between Ext3, Ext4, XFS and Btrfs. Ext3 outperformed Ext4 by far. Btrfs surprised everybody by even outperforming Ext3 on most tests (though not all tests).

I'll try and find that review and post a link. But it's not the only review I have found with come to similar conclusions. Btrfs is quite usable already and the built-in compression made the filesystem perform even better (with todays fast hardware).

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