Talk:Btrfs

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Note: The name of the file system does not seem to have an official capitalization, so the rule for the ArchWiki has been arbitrarily set to use "Btrfs" (capital "B" and the rest lower-case); "btrfs" and "BTRFS" are therefore wrong spellings in this wiki. -- Kynikos (talk) 09:36, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Should not suggest to edit files in /usr/share

Section Troubleshooting > GRUB > Missing root suggests to edit /usr/share/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib, which is tracked by the package manager and will be replaced on updates. Shouldn't it be discouraged?

Depau (talk) 10:18, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it is discouraged. The right way to fix this issue is to file request in grub bug tracker. As a temporary fix this information can be left with bold indication that overwriring package files is discouraged and file can be overwritten by next update. As additional information: grub is updated rarely (https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/log/trunk?h=packages/grub), so for some people discussed solution can be tolerable. P.S. I have no relation with discussed edit and whether the advice actually fixes the bug. --Mxfm (talk) 17:39, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
I filed a request: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/59426
I don't know if it fixes the bug either, I was just reading the page and noticed the issue. Maybe the person who wrote the original suggestion should be contacted to see if they're still using this setup and if it can be done in some other, better way. --Depau (talk) 13:21, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Filing that bug was not a good idea, read Reporting bug guidelines.
The text was added in Special:Diff/267014 by DevotedFollower. Since the section has no references (e.g. to a GRUB bug report), I suggest just removing it.
-- nl6720 (talk) 13:44, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
"to file request in grub bug tracker" - please note, I have written about grub bug tracker, not arch. This is upstream bug (if actually this is a bug) and should be reported there. --Mxfm (talk) 15:12, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Not suited to small devices

Is it the case to tell people that it is very common to encounter problems difficult to solve at a first glance when using this file system on small partitions? I am referring to 'I ran out of disk space' and 'btrfs claims I am out of space' entries in the btrfs faq, which are very likely to occur after some days of usage and are not very easy to solve when snapshots are involved. Tallero (talk) 19:25, 5 November 2018 (UTC)