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Re: does not recognize btrfs

From: Brian C. Lane
Subject: Re: does not recognize btrfs
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:15:17 -0700
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On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 09:39:33PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> An unpartitioned but xfs formatted LUN is recognized as xfs. But a LUN 
> formatted as btrfs isn't recognized. It does mount correctly as btrfs, but 
> parted says it's unrecognized. Is this expected?

Yes. I haven't gotten around to adding btrfs 'support' yes. The field is
only informational and, AFAIK, serves no real purpose now that we have
dropped filesystem resize support.

> parted-3.1-12.fc19.x86_64
> # parted -l
> Model: Virtio Block Device (virtblk)
> Disk /dev/vdb: 17.6TB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: loop
> Disk Flags: 
> Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
>  1      0.00B  17.6TB  17.6TB  xfs

In the short term I guess recognizing btrfs will break less things that
parse the output, but maybe in the next major release we should just
drop it.

I have a bug tracking this in Fedora -

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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