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[bug#40236] [PATCH] doc: Suggest Btrfs with compression instead of ext4
[bug#40236] [PATCH] doc: Suggest Btrfs with compression instead of ext4 for root partition.
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:20:18 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)
Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:
> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> writes:
>>> (list (file-system
>>> (device (file-system-label "my-root"))
>>> (mount-point "/")
>>> - (type "ext4")
>>> + (type "btrfs")
>>> + (options "subvol=rootfs,compress=zstd")
> By the way in your patch you did not document the syntax (options
Are you sure you are looking at the right patch series
(https://issues.guix.info/issue/37305#16)? I documented usage examples
for a root file system using Btrfs subvolumes.
> Is it supported nonetheless in your patch?
> Is it supported in current Guix?
Not currently; the patch set is in review :-). I have it running on 3
machines and there's a system test which shows it working as well, so
don't be afraid to try it!