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Re: [opensuse-factory] RFC: Proposed relocation of /var/lib/rpm
On Wed, Oct 04, Mathias Homann wrote:


Call me stupid, but why do we absolutely have to have btrfs?

We don't need to have btrfs, it's your choice to use it or not.
But there is no other CoW filesystem with all necessary features
available for Linux today.

But every other solution for snaphot and rollback has the same problems.

I mean I really do not know enough about what BTRFS can do and what it can't
to have any well funded opinion on that matter... but from following the
mailing lists I am getting the feeling that one of the biggest
"features" of btrfs is that it runs out of space quickly (snapshots)
when people get lots of updates often (TW, Plasma, Gnome from OBS).

That's pretty old stuff and in most cases this is coming from a
wrong setup (like people updating from openSUSE 13.x and having a
wrong filesystem layout).


Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & CaaSP
SUSE LINUX GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton, HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)
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