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[5]: It's an odd switch
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 16th May 2010 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's an odd switch"
Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

Why do you even ask the questions here? Why would a MeeGo project member answer them here?
Do you always need someone to tell you what to do? I mean... seriously ... ask on that friggin' mailing list and not *here*! Got that?

But hey, because I'm a nice guy, I break down the mailing list thread for you:

Different MeeGo team members made it very clear that btrfs works better than ext3 in their extensive testing. They made it clear that btrfs currently has some problems, being currently relatively new (one problem they specifically mentioned is the increased space requirements that they are working to resolve), but that ext4 also has its fair share of problems problems for the very same reason and OTOH without even the benefits of btrfs' feature set.

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RE[6]: It's an odd switch
by Laurence on Sun 16th May 2010 22:10 in reply to "RE[5]: It's an odd switch"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Why do you even ask the questions here? Why would a MeeGo project member answer them here?


For crying out loud, this is hard work!

Because you posted that quote in response to a comment someone made on here about BtrFS not being ready so I was making a point that you're post was no more helpful than the comment you were originally criticizing.

In fact, let's get back to the start (and with some heavy paraphrasing):
original comment: BtrFS isn't ready
your reply: someone told me it's more ready than Ext3 so your comments aren't helpful
my reply: care to elaborate or are you just going to leave us there with an equally unhelpful post?
your reply: it's all in the link. I'm not going to help beyond that.


All I wanted was some data to back up the comments made. Something tangible and conclusive. Instead I've read nothing more than faceless techies arguing non-quantities.

</rant>

[edit]

I take that last part back: ggeldenhuys has provided some real figures and studies.

Thank you ggeldenhuys ;)

Edited 2010-05-16 22:14 UTC

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