Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

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Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by SquarePeg » 04 Sep 2021, 20:45

Does anyone know why? It is superior to EXT4 but if you want the latest security holes patched, you have to install the newer OS and lose BTRFS!

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by TMroy » 04 Sep 2021, 23:32

Because of technical issues, btrfs has already been removed from the ARM series models like F2-210/F4-210. The x.86 models keep supporting btrfs.
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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by SquarePeg » 04 Sep 2021, 23:44

TMroy wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 23:32
Because of technical issues, btrfs has already been removed from the ARM series models like F2-210/F4-210. The x.86 models keep supporting btrfs.
What technical issues? BTRFS was working fine. I use BTRFS on my home PC and it is rock-solid.

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by Saijin_Naib » 08 Sep 2021, 03:25

{L_BUTTON_AT}SquarePeg
We're using a pretty back-level kernel on the ARM units and there have been an absolute boat-load of really critical fixes to BTRFS that are simply not present in the kernel we're using.

I had asked (and continue to hope) that we get on current 5.10 LTS so we get those fixes and BTRFS might become a safe option again, but my hope is low.

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by SquarePeg » 09 Sep 2021, 19:32

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Saijin_Naib wrote:
08 Sep 2021, 03:25
We're using a pretty back-level kernel on the ARM units and there have been an absolute boat-load of really critical fixes to BTRFS that are simply not present in the kernel we're using. I had asked (and continue to hope) that we get on current 5.10 LTS so we get those fixes and BTRFS might become a safe option again, but my hope is low.
Thank you for your reply. I hope they will include it in the new release.

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by mukmuk » 21 Sep 2021, 04:44

{L_BUTTON_AT}TMroy

Is it safe for me to further use BTRFS on (x86) F2-221 or should I think about resetting the unit? I've set it up through the installer on a former version of TOS (4.0.x or was it 4.1.x already? Not sure anymore). Resetting would be my least preferred option... :/

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by TMroy » 21 Sep 2021, 12:29

you need to update your TOS to the latest version, there are so many bugs fixed from 4.0.xx including btrfs support, 4.0.x is too old.
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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by mukmuk » 21 Sep 2021, 22:27

Yeah, I do know that. My F2-221 is on 4.2.14-P1.10 at the moment. The question however was, if I can safely stay with BTRFS on the long run (as in: for example for TOS5 etc).

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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by TMroy » 22 Sep 2021, 23:57

Yes, why not?
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Re: Why did they stop supporting BTRFS?

Post by Rice » 28 Nov 2021, 10:45

Are there any security issues if we continue to use BTRFS on drives already set this way?
Terramaster removing this has me worried, particularly that it is no longer supported

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