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A comment [[User:Larry|Larry]] 13:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)
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Still unstable?

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"While it's true that btrfs is still considered experimental and unstable, [...]"
As far as I know btrfs is stable since April 2013 and is used by some other distros. How about changing this part?
-- MeikoDis (talk) 15:10, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Although I don't disagree, links to prove your point would help. :) You do know anyone with a wiki account can update this article, right? --Maffblaster (talk) 16:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
The lead-in paragraph has already been updated. It's now more a group-perspective (experimental) and the unstability is switched to "growing in stability". --SwifT (talk) 09:11, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Minimum size for boot partititon

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This article says "/boot requires 280 megs or more." Where does this requirement come from? Any source?

No idea. This comment is out of place and doesn't make much sense. I have removed it. --Tamiko (talk) 15:52, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Rolling back back from snapshots

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I think It would be important to include a way to roll back root subvolume to a state before catastrophe or what not bad situation. I know aproximately how to do that. But if there's someone who knows and has done suck roll back and is willing to write some lines about it, please make it so. ;) --Zucca (talk) 20:43, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Wouldn't you simply mount one of the snapshots as roots instead of the default subvolume? Could be tricky to find the name from grub unless you have a clear naming scheme. This unsigned commet was from Gatak . --Zucca (talk) 22:51, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
I _think_ that's basically it. User could select another subvolume just by choosing different ("rollback") entry from bootloader. -- Zucca (talk) 22:51, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Expand conversion section

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I believe that there are 2 important things not mentioned:

  • btrfs-convert creates a rollback subvolume that can be deleted when the conversion is considered stable (ref: man btrfs-convert).
  • It is also recommended that a balance -m be run after the conversion itself, although not mandatory (ref: man btrfs-convert)

Any thoughts? I'm happy to make the changes unless there is any reasonable argument against this.

--Gabrielg (talk) 08:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Nodatacow recommendation

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In the Troubleshooting section "Using with VM disk images" It says it is recommended to use nodatacow (chattr +C). I think some more details about how this affects performance should be mentioned. It is also important to mention that nodatacow removes checksums, a very important part of Btrfs. It degrades integrity.

Gatak (talk) 12:12, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

I think these are standard considerations mentioned somewhere in the btrfs wiki. Interestingly, I think the most relevant feature that you lose with nodatacow is that you can't snapshot, so you can't make backups via snapshots, so you have to implement a different method (qemu has CoW images for example, and a snapshot could be saved in a CoW file, presumably). The data integrity you make reference to is just metadata - theoretically the whole VM image will become unreadable if a small amount of it is corrupted, prompting you to restore from a backup.

Gabrielg (talk) 12:26, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

kernel and btrfs-progs version parity

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It seems advisable to suggest to users that they ought to keep parity between their btrfs-progs and their kernel, as observed in IRC chats, some bug comments and at least personal experience.

For example, if you run a non-LTS 5.9.x kernel, you want to also run unstable btrfs-progs-5.9. This isn't critical for most operations but could cause issues that an "on par" btrfs-progs package won't.

Needless to say, this shouldn't be a problem for stable users.

Thoughts against making this suggestion?

Gabrielg (talk) 12:26, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Swapfile on BTRFS

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I cannot seem to be able to use the visual editor myself and source editting is tricky due to translation tags. Would anyone mind adding the section about swap? Creation of the swapfile itself is documented in many places, but I had to dig a bit to make it mount automatically on OpenRC. The solution was to edit "/etc/init.d/swap" and change "before localmount" line in the "depend()" block to "after localmount".

--Illecors (talk) 15:17, 22 May 2024 (UTC)