On Wed, Jul 08, 2020 at 11:08:53AM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> I expect beefy CPU systems, including gaming systems, to have the same
> or better read/write performance using mount option compress=zstd:1.
> Where I've seen equal or better read performance, there can be a write
> performance drop if the IO storage has been upgraded. Sample size 1,
> and the workload was kernel compiling.

Yeah I guess for /usr the most relevant write metric is "does it slow down
DNF upgrades or install operations enough to be noticeable / annoying /

> SD Card and eMMC  it's a win for sure. Also an argument could be made
> do use Btrfs+compression on USB sticks. This class of flash will just
> return garbage if they encounter uncorrectable errors - rather than a
> discrete read error. In this case, Btrfs refuses to hand over the
> corrupt data, in normal operation. A good question is, whether the
> desktop should warn that the file is corrupt, and then permit a
> degraded read somehow to still get the file off the media. It might
> imply necessary desktop integration.

A related question: Are we planning on using btrfs on live media?

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