So, after all the to and fro from various people its out there, XFS as default ( including /boot );
Excited or depressed ?
Surprised, perhaps ... I guess they've solved the performance problems with barriers?
Also, I suspect, btrfs isn't panning out as hoped. I use ext4 to boot the system up enough to get ZFS up, so which filesystems I need for the base install really only matters to me if they're fast enough for that and easy to recover if something unexpected happens. I never had any complaints about ext4 in these regards.
My unhappy experiences with XFS are dated.
XFS doesn't have a built-in LVM, right? The btrfs lvm was extremely easy to understand and use, unlike the standard Linux LVM.
This also explains the no i686 install ... XFS on 32bit is not very reliable.
XFS has seen many fixes and improvements over the last few years:
I love it.
A curious decision to be sure, considering how RedHat (rightly) favors stability over performance for its enterprise releases. Isn't ext4 a safe default choice, and a good compromise between reliability and speed? Especially considering that those that have a particular need for XFS would have no problems installing it?
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