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[Bug 1017461] btrfs balance renders system unresponsive and eventually even kills WiFi
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--- Comment #4 from Ronan Chagas <ronisbr@xxxxxxxxx> ---
Hi guys!

Yes, this is a **very** serious problem. I have already reported that my system
is unresponsive every time btrfs maintenance starts, and I am using Tumbleweed.
I posted to the mailing list, but received just one answer:

Indeed, when I **disabled** quotas here, then the freeze stopped. Thanks for
that workaround! Actually, a btrfs developer (Chris Murphy) has already warned
that the quota feature is not stable in btrfs and must not be used by default
on production systems:

However, some openSUSE developers contradicted Chris, specially Richard Brown:

Hence, nobody took the advice and quotas were enabled by default in Leap 42.2.

Maybe now with this bug, which I can confirm that is happening in **all** my
machines with quotas enabled (HP Workstation, Dell laptop, and a Macbook), this
problem can be revisited. Furthermore, disabling quota fixes it also in all my

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