Subject: Re: [RFC] Btrfs mainline plans
Date: Monday 6th October 2008 13:40:03 UTC (over 8 years ago)
On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 18:09 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote: > On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 09:11:13AM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote: > > Quoting Adrian Bunk ([email protected]): > > [ when to merge btrfs ] > > > Let's try to learn from the past: > > > > > > 6 days from today ext4 (another new local filesystem for Linux) > > > celebrates the second birthday of it's inclusion into Linus' tree > > > as a similar special-case. > > > > > > You claim "an early merge will accelerate its development and will > > > broaden its developer base" for Btrfs. > > > > > > Read the timeline Ted outlined back in June 2006 for ext4 . > > > When comparing with what happened in reality it kinda disproves > > > your "acceleration" point. > > The btrfs timelines have always been aggressive, and as btrfs gets closer to feature complete, the testing matrix grows dramatically. I can't promise my crazy timelines won't slip, but I've been hacking away in the basement for almost 18 months now and it's time for me to get off the pot and make it stable. Ext4 has always had to deal with the ghost of ext3. Both from a compatibility point of view and everyone's expectations of stability. I believe that most of us underestimated how difficult it would be to move ext4 forward. Btrfs is different for lots of reasons, and being in mainline will definitely increase the pressure on the btrfs developers to finish, and the resources available for us to finish with. > > OTOH, maybe it's just me, but I think there is more excitement around > > btrfs. Myself I'm dying for snapshot support, and can't wait to try > > btrfs on a separate data/scratch partition (where i don't mind losing > > data). btrfs and nilfs - yay. Ext4?