Posted Jan 17, 2008 9:21 UTC (Thu) by Klavs (subscriber, #10563)
Parent article: A better btrfs
I always hate when developers try to be the "do-all" solution. Btrfs sounds very nice, but it
is a but worrying that he wants to let the filesystem handle multiple device spanning and
striping and mirroring over these.
We already have Logical Volume Manager for the multiple device spanning (which can also
mirror) and Linux also has raid support.
If, for some reason, they are lacking something he'd like to have - then it would be better to
extend those solutions to support it, to the benefit of all users of it - and not just
implement his own solutions for the benefit of Btrfs only.
I also expect that it would be hard to get LWM and mirroring support in the kernel - when it's
already there. But perhaps I'm missing something :)