People asked me way too often on how to test new BTRFS features – a reason for me to do this article. It’s nothing special, but you have two possibilities to do it:
It is official by now that there are maniacs out there who already migrated their root-filesystem on BTRFS. So why not joining those freaks? Theoretically it shouldn’t be a big hassle: Boot a Live-CD, mount and backup the Linux partitions including their permission stuff to prevent breakage and dangle the Windows space in shape as you already have […]
While browsing my documents for BTRFS stuff, which was recomended by Rei, I came across a funny term named ‘Copy on Write’. I guess, you’re already shaking your head, asking yourself what the heck I would copy on write – but be sure, I know what I am talking about. We are talking about memory management on modern […]
Chris Mason released a new btrfs release where he corrected some bugs – the nastiest one was a checksumming bug. But the thing you’ll notice most, are the speedups.
It’s quite a while since the news on btrfs, Chris Mason is working on. Since Toei Rei offered her ebuilds for our Overlay, btrfs is even in use here and it has been proved, that there are no great problems. Today she told me some hint she picked up while talking to Chris Mason. For displaying the subvolumes […]
You remember the Btrfs project, the new and really fast filesystem? Rei – a fellow gentoo user tests this filesystem on her computer and discovered a nasty bug causing a kernel panic. She reported to the mailinglist. The bug was already fixed in the Mercury-Repository – so she did some Live-Ebuilds. Well done!