[ILUG-BOM] filesystems

Kumar Appaiah a.kumar at alumni.iitm.ac.in
Wed Oct 16 00:51:20 EDT 2013


On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:49:57AM +0530, J T Dsouza wrote:
> Has anyone used btrfs?
> 
> so far I have been using jfs which has worked just fine over the past
> several years.
> any gottchas to take care of with btrfs.

I've been using btrfs on a backup drive and I have also been testing
it within a KVM instance, and have found it to be quite good. The
filesystem itself is quite stable, and the copy-on-write, snapshotting
etc. make it fun to use (one might enjoy it even more with multiple
disks and RAID). But, since there is still active development,
regressions like this helper tool issue crop up on occasion:
<URL:http://bugs.debian.org/724265>. In addition, the "free space"
concept takes a bit of time getting used to, but it's worth it.

HTH.

Kumar
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