Zygo Blaxell posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:55:45 -0400 as excerpted:

> The current btrfs raid5 implementation is a thin layer of bugs on top of
> code that is still missing critical pieces.  There is no mechanism to
> prevent RMW-related failures combined with zero tolerance for
> RMW-related failures in metadata, so I expect a btrfs filesystem using
> raid5 metadata to be extremely fragile.  Failure is not likely--it's
> *inevitable*.

Wow, that's a signature-quality quote reflecting just how dire the 
situation with btrfs parity-raid is ATM.  First sentence for a short sig, 
full paragraph for a longer one.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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