2014-10-14 16:54:51 UTC
So I run several gentoo systems and I upgraded two of them to kernel 3.17.0
One using BTRFS for root.
One using ext3 for root (via the ext4 driver)
_Both_ systems exhibited strange behavior (long pauses and then hangs
requiring hard-power) within several hours. Both then had random
On the BTRFS system much of my browser settings for firefox were
trashed, particularly the cookies and saved conifigurations for add-ons
(like which sites had scripts enabled/disabled in no-script) etc.
On the ext3/4 system there were several corruptions including a
pipe/special file with a large non-zero size that required I do a "fsck
-fyD /dev/sda3" to repair. (one comment from fsck was that the
pipe/special file "looked like a directory" or some such)
So I can say that corruption is taking place, but I suspect it is _not_
happening in the BTRFS specific code.
(ASIDE: both systems are older amd64 using built-in radeon display
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