tech question (btrfs) Show more
i'm reading about btrfs and still struggling to see any reason why i wouldn't just use ext4. there's gotta be a reason, right? i'm just not seeing any, especially if you just want a no-nonsense fs that you don't plan on interacting with all that much. snapshots and subvolumes and all that stuff just looks like a hassle rn
tech question (which filesystem for which use case) Show more
one thing that i can't seem to find is, like, a simple breakdown chart listing the dis/advantages of various fs schemas and which ones to use when
reading all this shit just makes my eyes gloss over and mentally check out and decide to stick with ext4 for no reason other than "it works and i don't wanna deal with this rn"
like: ssd vs hdd, read vs write, sequential vs random, if striping or mirroring are used, etc... which would be best/worst?
tech question (a filesystem for my specific use case, 2/) Show more
the 2nd half of the equation is i'm probably gonna use a 500gb sata ssd as a system drive, and i'm kinda strongly leaning to just putting / on there
but i was also considering using the ssd purely for VM stuff and instead installing arch to a 32GB usb drive, unraid-style -- with my desktop environment(s) as a guest under kvm? i might possibly need to hash that out a bit more but that's a separate issue
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