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Re: btrfs: mixing raid0 and raid1 - How?

Hello Andy,

I am trying to stay with newest versions as long as it does not jeopardize stability.

I am using Mint LMDE2 with debian backports. So I do have kernel 4.4+71~bpo8+1 running.
btrfs tools are from debian stable, which has version 3.17. I am wondering if it would make sense to also get the tools from the backports repo which has version 4.4-1~bpo8+1. 

I understand from your message that I should do that. Right?



Am 16.04.2016 um 19:57 schrieb Andy Smith:
> Hello,
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 01:35:20PM +0200, Luis Felipe Tabera Alonso wrote:
>> Still btrfs is quite young, I am not sure if there are serious issues in 3.17, 
>> I would make some experiments before actual use.
> If you are going to use btrfs I would consider it essential to be
> subscribed to the linux-btrfs mailing list. You will also need to
> use a much newer kernel than 3.17, and you will need to commit to
> continuing to use newer kernels for some time yet.
> I mention this because you need to be aware that you may still hit
> issues where you need the help of linux-btrfs and that there is a
> need to use newer kernels than you will find packaged in Debian
> stable.
> I do myself run btrfs at home and I thought I had a stable
> combination of kernel version and userland tools (btrfs-tools), but
> when I came to need to replace a dead device I found that subsequent
> developments in btrfs meant I needed a newer btrfs-tools, and that
> in turn meant I needed a newer kernel.
> If the idea of having to upgrade kernel and some userland tools in
> order to recover from a simple situation of a dead device does not
> appeal to you then btrfs may not yet be for you. Things like this
> are why I do not yet run it in production.
> Cheers,
> Andy

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