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Re: [opensuse-factory] Can we see BTRFS as the default in the next version of openSUSE 11.5-12.0
On 03/19/2011 01:27 PM, Roman Bysh wrote:
On 03/19/2011 12:21 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Kim Leyendecker
<kimleyendecker@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Am 19.03.2011 16:10, schrieb todd rme:

I would say there are two main reasons:

1. There are a bunch of features that both users and administrators
will find useful (depending on the feature)

2. If we don't make it default, the majority of people who know enough
to change it likely will, making it harder to offer support to users
and encouraging less-advanced users to fiddle with the partitioning
configuration which they really shouldn't touch.

That is assuming it is in a state where the majority of people would
change to it if they knew enough and knew how. I think we should wait
to set it as the default until that is the case.

Why donĀ“t make it default in Factory and see how the things will happens.
When the majority will use it, we make it default if not, we stay at ext4.
Why not?

Because there is no grub1 or grub2 support! That means for default
openSUSE install its only good for data partitions.

How many factory users even have a separate /home etc. directory to
test btrfs with. I know I tend to test factory in a VM with only one
/ filesystem and the default grub1 boot loader. So I can't test btrfs
that way.

I thought grub was patched last year. I'm running btrfs on an 11.3 desktop.

Correction. There are a number of issues as Jeff commented that will be
resolved. Hopefully, this year.

There are several teams working on this from each major distro.


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