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Re: Installer of Debian Stable allows to use btrfs for /, does it mean it's mature enough to use safely?

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, 08 Jul 2016, german398@ya.ru wrote:

>> I value stability of a FS over other considerations like shiny new
>> features and performance. I know that Debian Stable includes only that

> Then, your case is pretty clear: stay away from brtfs.  If you are very
> conservative on these matters, your two choices are ext4 and XFS.

And of those two choices, I would lean heavily towards ext4.  I have seen
repeated file system corruptions, kernel panics, and file systems that get
extremely slow after heavy usage for multiple months under XFS, and have
not seen any of those problems with ext4.

Some of those bugs have been patched in XFS implementations in newer
kernels, but I think ext4 is a better conservative choice given the

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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