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Subject: Re: default filesystem
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:15:13 -0800
From: Luya Tshimbalanga <luya fedoraproject org>
To: Discussions about development for the Fedora desktop <desktop lists fedoraproject org>


On Sat 01 Mar 2014 12:48:34 AM PST, drago01 wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:05 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer fedoraproject org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com> wrote:
>>>> I've updated the spec to say
>>>>
>>>> The default file system type for workstation installs should be btrfs.
>>>> Until btrfs is considered ready for this role, we will stay with the
>>>> current setup of the desktop spin.
>>>
>>> Great, thanks.  I'm sure we'll revisit if people want to keep things
>>> similar with Server, so having rationale on being different from them
>>> would be good if we go that route.
>>
>> OK, so the QA people would really like to limit the number of default
>> filesystems across the products if there is no good reason to
>> differentiate.  With that in mind, the current desktop setup "install
>> to hard drive" options for the live image defaults to ext4 on LVM.
>> Does anyone have major objections to changing Workstation to default
>> to XFS on LVM for the install to hard drive path?
>>
>> Others have pointed out that the RHEL7 client uses XFS already.  I'm
>> of the opinion that ext4 vs. XFS is pretty comparable for most cases,
>> so I have no strong objections either way.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> Well I don't see any gain from moving to XFS. We will end up with a
> lot of people (those who upgrade)
> to be using ext4 anyway. As for the installation QA I don't think the
> file system itself is a major source
> of churn / bugs.
>
> As for "on LVM" ... I am not convinced LVM adds any gains on
> workstation especially if the workstation is a laptop.

Is it possible for the installer to detect if the machine is either a 
laptop or a desktop? That was LWM could be disabled by default.

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Luya Tshimbalanga
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