On 2020-01-16 04:57:28 (+1000), Oliver Pinter wrote:
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Ben Woods <woods...@freebsd.org>
Author: woodsb02 (ports committer)
Date: Wed Jan 15 07:47:52 2020
New Revision: 356758
bsdinstall: Change "default" (first) Partitioning method to ZFS
Reported by: Ruben Schade (during his talk at linux.conf.au)
Approved by: philip
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D23173
What's the justification behind this change?
This came up during the Q&A after my ZFS talk at Linux.conf.au earlier
this week. Someone pointed out that if you install FreeBSD without
engaging your brain and "just press enter a few times", you'll get a UFS
system. In the vast majority of cases where you install FreeBSD like
that, you really actually want a ZFS system.
As Ed wrote elsewhere in this thread, the installer "defaults" should be
what most people actually want.
Note that Ben's patch doesn't actually make it any more difficult to get
a UFS system if anyone wants that. The only thing it does is move ZFS
to the top of the list of options so "enter enter enter" gets you a ZFS
system instead of a UFS system.
Plus I miss from here the relontes tag.
I'm not sure if this merits a release notes entry but ... sure.
There is not actually a functional change here. It's just a defaults
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