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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: BtrFS as default fs?
Hi Jeff,

On September 5, 2013 at 1:48 AM Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
[...] What I do
object to is people saying "no" without having an actual reason for
saying so other than being worried about it.

You know file systems have ever been almost a religious thing,
and mankind is behaving like a flock of sheep: if one individual
comes up with something new, then it must be (much) better than
what the masses are using to move their standpoint.
They would even accept known shortcomings with the current situation
before being in uncharted waters.

I mean when someone is happy with EXT3/4, XFS or whatever in your
current installation, then why should [s]he change to something new?
With something new, [s]he will always feel a bit uncomfortable.
Humans are creatures of habit.

Thus, you'll have to convince them why BTRFS is faster, more
solid, better maintainable, ... or whatsoever; short - and in
analogy to the above sheep - why BTRFS would be better than EXT4
as default.

The above is not intended to judge pro / con BTRFS BTW.

Have a nice day,
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