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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Richard Yao <ryao@...> wrote:
> Have you tried ZFS?
Yes - but not terribly interested in doing that on linux. I do
appreciate that it can be done, but still lacks raid-z reshaping,
which means it isn't quite flexible enough.
> On 02/24/12 18:26, Duncan wrote:
>> FWIW, in the rare event it breaks revdep-rebuild or the underlying
>> rebuilding itself, I rely on my long set FEATURES=buildpkg and
>> emerge -K.
I also use buildpkg, but I don't keep them around forever.
>> I'm not sure if that's a reference to the btrfs snapshots allowing
>> rollbacks feature, or a hint that you're running it and worried
>> about its stability underneath you...
That would be the former. I'm QUITE aware of its stability.
I've played around with it on a VM - I posted on my blog an experience
with it around a year ago as well. It has come quite a way, but it is
definitely not production quality. Xfs-tools is useful if you want to
try breaking it - I think I posted on my blog an article about
capturing linux kernel core dumps for debugging purposes - it panics
If you do want to mess with it I'd recommend using the git kernel
maintained by the btrfs team. It is obviously bleeding-edge, but due
to the high pace of fixes it tends to be more stable than the version
in the mainline kernel.