[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: What happened with btrfs during freeze of Debian Jessie?

Quoting german398@ya.ru (2016-07-09 07:00:43)
> Probably my previous message was misunderstood, so I try to rephrase it.
> Current Debian Stable is Debian Jessie. The latest Linux kernel for Debian Jessie is 3.16. The said version of Linux kernel on the said version of Debian includes btrfs module. But documentation for this version of kernel says that "Btrfs is under heavy development, and is not suitable for
> any uses other than benchmarking and review. The Btrfs disk format is not yet finalized." (Proof-link: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/tree/Documentation/filesystems/btrfs.txt?id=refs/tags/v3.16.36)  So it should be expected that btrfs module for this version of Linux kernel is very buggy and dangerous. But on the other hand, somehow it managed to survive freeze phase and make its way into Debian Stable.
> How did it happen ?? O_o

Debian provides many options - including dangerous ones.

What would be troublesome was if Debian enabled any dangerous options by 
default or promoted them too prominently without adequate warnings.  
That does not seem to be the case here.

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

 [x] quote me freely  [ ] ask before reusing  [ ] keep private

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: signature

Reply to: