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Bug#612317: No RN info about Btrfs

On Sat, 2013-03-30 at 14:48 -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> Control: tags -1 moreinfo
> Hi,
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 01:26:01AM +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 01:09, Matteo Cortese
> > <matteo_cortese@fastwebnet.it> wrote:
> > > It is still not clear to me whether the installer recognizes and creates Btrfs partitions.
> > If it does, it should be added to the release notes and installation manual;
> > I am sure the installation process is okay with btrfs, the only thing
> > need to note is when you choose btrfs as /, then you have to have a
> > separated /boot (with filesystem format like ext3) because grub2 does
> > not support btrfs still. The installer will refuse to continue if you
> > don't make a separated /boot with acceptable format.
> There is currently nothing about Btrfs in the release notes, and I
> wonder if there it any need to add something about it. If someone
> disagrees, please, do provide at least a rough patch to move things
> forward.
> Otherwise, I would suspect this issue isn’t relevant for Wheezy and
> advise the RN wizard to close it (I may do so myself next time I come
> across this bug report unless more information is provided).

The release notes should say that btrfs is still a tech preview.  It is
not ready for production in Linux 3.2 and this will not be fixed in time
for release.


Ben Hutchings
Never attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by stupidity.

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