On Feb 27, 2014, at 8:06 AM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2/26/14, 11:37 PM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> Fedora is considering XFS as their default file system. They support
>> three primary architectures: x86_64, i686, and armv7hl. Do XFS devs
>> have any reservations about XFS as a default file system on either
>> i686, or arm?
> As Dave said, we rely on others to do ARM testing for the most part,
> though I've certainly jumped in and debugged some issues from time
> to time.
> It'd be super if Fedora could run the xfstests test suite on arm
> as part of QE. I'd be more than happy to help get that started
> if people are interested.
I don't know that Fedora QA has the resources to do this, but I'll cc the
Fedora test@ (QA) arm@ lists. If these are highly automatable tests it might be
possible, if they have the hardware. More likely I think it's that we need some
ARM community folks to look at splitting up some of this work.
I'm not sure yet what concerns the ARM group might have with XFS either as this
hasn't been decided, but the Fedora Server product working group is slightly
leaning toward XFS by default. Performance and CPU hit wise on x86_64, XFS
seems to match up well with ext4 and maybe even a bit better ratio of
throughput/CPUtime for booting workload (systemd is parallel!) so if were the
same on ARM XFS could work out slightly better for them.