Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#76 accepted enhancement

add btrfs as a supported filesystem in SALI

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: dennis
Priority: minor Milestone: SALI 1.7.0
Component: sali kernel/initrd Version: trunk
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sles12 komt standaard met btrfs als filesystems voor het OS.
Kan sali worden aangepast zodat hij btrfs native support?
Graag asap zodat we weer SALI kunnen gebruiken om images te maken En restoren met btrfs.

And for the non native dutch speakers:

SUSE 12 is standard equipped with btrfs as the filesystem for the OS.
Can SALI be adapted so it supports btrfs native.
Please asap so we can use it to create SALI images and restore them again with the btrfs filesystem.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by dennis

  • Component changed from sali to sali kernel/initrd
  • Milestone SALI 2.0.0 deleted
  • Owner changed from somebody to dennis
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Version changed from 1.6.0 to trunk

We are going to discuss this feature, due to the following statement on the btrfs wiki:

Is btrfs stable?

Short answer: No, it's still considered experimental.
Long answer: Nobody is going to magically stick a label on the btrfs code and say "yes, this is now stable and bug-free". Different people have different concepts of stability: a home user who wants to keep their ripped CDs on it will have a different requirement for stability than a large financial institution running their trading system on it. If you are concerned about stability in commercial production use, you should test btrfs on a testbed system under production workloads to see if it will do what you want of it. In any case, you should join the mailing list (and hang out in IRC) and read through problem reports and follow them to their conclusion to give yourself a good idea of the types of issues that come up, and the degree to which they can be dealt with. Whatever you do, we recommend keeping good, tested, off-system (and off-site) backups.
Pragmatic answer: (2012-12-19) Many of the developers and testers run btrfs as their primary filesystem for day-to-day usage, or with various forms of "real" data. With reliable hardware and up-to-date kernels, we see very few unrecoverable problems showing up. As always, keep backups, test them, and be prepared to use them.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by dennis

  • Milestone set to SALI 1.7.0

For 1.7.0 we will implement the btrfs tools as-is, in the version 2.0.0 of SALI we probably create the wrapper commands to be used with the master script.

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