Any reason to stop at 2k and not go to 4k?
The low-end Andriod phones (the ones where the carriers do not update the OS, ever) are a plague on the IT industry. We're going to enter into an era of cellular botnets and malware infested devices soon. This isn't Android's fault, rather the result of carriers/manufacturers' hasty TTM and nonexistent life cycle planning. It isn't that the carrier "won't" update these devices, it's that they "can't".
The iPhone was a godsend. Not because it's better, but because "at least I know what to expect, and can still get someone to make retroactive fixes".
Sorry for the off-topic derailment of this thread.
Ontopic: Im glad to see BTRFS maturing, and gaining speeds. its not as fast as ext4 but I definitely think that its usable in a desktop environment now without too much of a penalty, the only thing that bothers me is the possibility for large fragmentations and the fact that discard isnt enabled by default despite BTRFS detecting if its on an SSD automatically. I have an SSD so the fact discard isnt automatic is a bit of an annoyance, though admittedly fragmentation isnt as big of a deal to me since read's are all 1 universal speed unlike with traditional drives. I just always liked the fact that ext4 was good enough to not need a defragmentor most of the time.
Side note: Why is Btrfs so good at threaded IO? Like what the f*ck? Thats a huge jump up from ext4 and xfs. Is it because of BTRFS design or what?
i wonder when butter is gonna released as stable. it's funny that linux managed to ship a graphic server before a filesystem. even though linux is used heavily in the enterprise and a high-end filesystem is very important.
I had an interesting experience a few days ago with an old machine that I was upgrading for a friend. I installed Ubuntu for him 3 years ago and it has run fine. Then he wanted an upgrade, which I did. But the OS wouldn't survive more than a couple of reboots before totally crashing and burning, so serious that I couldn't repair it and had to reinstall. Happened a few times. So finally, I put Ubuntu (actually, Lubuntu) 12.04 on it using XFS as the file system, and it has been fine.
No doubt there's something funny going on with his hardware. But anyway, XFS works and EXT4 doesn't. I didn't try BTRFS. I'm just happy it works and will leave well enough alone. I am curious though if anyone else has seen this?