I see no one mentined yet: BTRFS is slow on HDDs. It trivially comes from BTRFS being COW. So if you changed a bit in a file, BTRFS will copy a block (or maybe a number of them, not sure this detail matters) to another place, and now your data got fragmented. SSDs may not care, HDDs on the other hand do.
There's a defrag option, but this means that at random times BTRFS will hog your IO. And HDDs doesn't really have much of a room to hog. Another reason worth mentioning: BTRFS per se is slow. If you look at benchmarks on Phoronix comparing BTRFS with others, BTRFS is rarely even on par with them. As a matter of fact, I have two Archlinux laptops on BTRFS with compression, both only have HDD. I've been using for 3-4 years BTRFS there I think, maybe more. I made use of BTRFS because I was hoping that using ZSTD would result in less IO. Well, now my overall experience is that it is not rare that systems starting to lag terribly, then I execute `grep "" /proc/pressure/*`, and see someone is hogging IO. Then I pop up `iotop -a` and see among various processes a `[btrfs-cleaner]` and `[btrfs-transacti]`. It may be because of defrag option, I'm not sure… _______________________________________________ devel mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to devel-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org Fedora Code of Conduct: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ List Guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines List Archives: https://email@example.com