btrfs - don't do it!

Cody Smith cody.smith9202 at
Sat Apr 18 04:38:20 UTC 2015

And why did you think BTRFS would be usable? it's nowhere near stable, and
leagues behind ZFS (which is the filesystem in BSD BTRFS is /supposedly/
competing with, and it's doing just that, but very poorly). BTRFS still has
a long ways to go before it's stable enough to be used by most users.


On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:55 PM, Lindsay Mathieson <
lindsay.mathieson at> wrote:

> Thought I'd give a spin with a clean 14.10 install.
> Installed fine and has worked fine several months. I never really used the
> snapshot features except to play with.
> Had a hard reset last week (power outage). Booted up ok but have been
> plagued by weird disk errors ever since - continual problems with
> operations failing due to lack of disk space, despite there being multiple
> 10's of GB spare. Increasing numbers of system errors.
> Forcing a fsck on reboot fixed the problems for a while but they would
> return within a few hours. Today plasma would not start.
> Research on the net shows a number of people reporting problems after hard
> resets. I'm reinstalling a clean image with ext4
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