On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Gour-Gadadhara Dasa firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
After package manager which can server both official repos & AUR,there is another thing which I consider before returning back to Arch - filesystem.
On FreeBSD I now use zfs running on two 1TB disks in mirror (raid-1) mode.
I'd like to have similar setup on Arch, but without using lvm2+raid-1 (if possible), so I did research a bit about zfs on Linux and it looks that the 'real' name for it is Btrfs.
Afaics, btrfs will soon get fsck tool for repairing the fs, but I wonder what's the plan for btrfs support in Arch, iow, when it can become 'official' ?
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btrfs may still fail to mount when not unmounted cleanly in some cases. There are fsck and patches in the works to make it more tolerant, but these are not available at this time.
That said, I've been running it since 2.6.30 as my /. A bad interaction with Tux-On-Ice killed it once, but I haven't had any irreparable problems since then.