On 7/1/20 11:53 AM, Michael Catanzaro wrote: > On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 4:25 pm, Nicolas Mailhot via devel > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Actually this split is a godsend because you can convince anaconda to >> leave your home alone when reinstalling, while someone always seems too >> invent a new Fedora change that justifies the reformatting of /. >> >> Good luck dealing with user data the next time workstation (or any >> other group) feels the / filesystem should change, once you've put user >> data on the same mount point > > So for the avoidance of doubt: if the btrfs change is rejected, we are almost > certain to put everything on the same mount point. We haven't approved this > yet, but odds are very high IMO. The options we are seriously considering for > our default going forward are (a) btrfs, (b) failing that, probably ext4 all > one big partition without LVM, (c) less-likely, maybe xfs all one big > partition without LVM. This is being discussed in > https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/152 > > We have a high number of complaints from developers running out of space on / > with plenty of space left on /home (happens to me all the time). The opposite > scenario is a problem too. Separate mountpoints by default is just not a good > default, sorry. Ensuring users don't run out of space due to bad partitioning > is more important than keeping /home during reinstall IMO. But with btrfs, > then /home will just be a subvolume so we can have our cake and eat it too.
This can be mitigated with directory (project) quotas, btw. On XFS, exceeding a directory tree quota even yields ENOSPC. (on ext4, it's EDQUOT right now.) So one big / partition including /home, with a directory quota set on /home at 20G, will yield ENOSPC when home contains 20G and will now allow / to get filled with user files. It's also trivial to adjust the directory quota on /home up or down, as needed. It's another cake eating-and-having option which is a pretty trivial thing to implement. -Eric _______________________________________________ devel mailing list -- email@example.com 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://firstname.lastname@example.org