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Re: [opensuse] 11.3 and btrfs
On 08/02/2011 06:59 PM, Anton Aylward wrote:
Duaine Hechler said the following on 08/02/2011 05:55 PM:
I am currently on 11.3 using reiserfs and I would like to test btrfs.

Is it safe on 11.3 ?

Dunno. I use 11.4
I use resierfs for everything except /boot on openSuse and Mandriva.
My Fedora-15 box insisted on ext4

However I have set up btrfs in a LVM partition on both Mandriva and openSuse
and had no problems with it.

Only openSuse "desktop replacement" laptop I put all of ~/Documents, ~/Downloads and ~/Media (music, movies photos) on sub-volumes. I created the btrfs in a LVM logical volume. :-)

I had no problems. I suspect there was some optimization over and above the
very effective b-tree of reiserfs.

In the long run I see btrfs as a successor to reiserfs and a very viable alternative to ext4, just as reiserfs has been an excellent alternative to ext3.

Never the less, I'm going to hold of using it in production until they stop
saying its experimental.
Sounds like a great idea. I have a separate drive that I use for VB, so maybe
I'll try it one that drive only.

Thanks, Duaine

P.S. Once I discovered reiserfs and found that it was more stable and more reliable, it least for me, than ext3, I've been running it ever since. Too bad it's on its way out.

Duaine Hechler
Piano, Player Piano, Pump Organ
Tuning, Servicing& Rebuilding
Reed Organ Society Member
Florissant, MO 63034
(314) 838-5587
Home& Business user of Linux - 11 years

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