Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:20 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core "When it comes to adopting the newest technologies, Fedora is always at the front among the major Linux distributions. Well, Fedora might very well do it again by adopting a new file system for its next release. According to proposals for Fedora 16, Btrfs will be the default filesystem used in that release. The proposal has been approved by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. In Fedora 16, the switch from EXT4 to Btrfs will be a 'simple switch' - it means that major Btrfs features such as RAID and LVM capabilities will not be forced onto users."
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Comment by vikramsharma
by vikramsharma on Sun 12th Jun 2011 17:58 UTC
vikramsharma
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2005-07-06

Not flaming but is btrfs mature (stable enough) to be shipped as a default filesystem. I am not trying to start a filesystem war.

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RE: Comment by vikramsharma
by orestes on Sun 12th Jun 2011 20:47 in reply to "Comment by vikramsharma"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

It's been available for testing on live systems in Fedora since at least F10, so yeah they can be reasonably sure that it won't blow up. Well as sure as any Fedora release that is, they do like to dance on the bleeding edge at times. I know I myself have been running it for a year or so now with no real hiccups I didn't cause for myself.

Not sure if the performance is up to par in all areas though. I recall benchmarks showing the FS being a bit on the sluggish side for database type stuff when compared to EXT4 and other common FS.

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RE[2]: Comment by vikramsharma
by WereCatf on Sun 12th Jun 2011 21:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by vikramsharma"
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2006-02-15

Not sure if the performance is up to par in all areas though. I recall benchmarks showing the FS being a bit on the sluggish side for database type stuff when compared to EXT4 and other common FS.


I have no idea exactly as to why, but I am getting really poor performance under BTRFS. I've tried with -o compress and without, single-disk and multi-disk configurations etc. yet the problem persists. Luckily though I don't really need high performance, but someone who does should first test BTRFS out and see if it is fast enough for their needs.

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