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[bug#40236] [PATCH] doc: Suggest Btrfs with compression instead of ext4

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: [bug#40236] [PATCH] doc: Suggest Btrfs with compression instead of ext4 for root partition.
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:20:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hello Pierre!

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
> "subvol=...").

Are you sure you are looking at the right patch series
( 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!


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