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Add full btrfs support


Add support for creation and modification of btrfs volumes and subvolumes during OS installation.


Current status

  • Targeted release: F17/F18
  • Last updated: 2012-01-31
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Kickstart support is present in anaconda-17.3-1, including autopart. Interactive creation and editing of btrfs volumes is not implemented at this time.

Detailed Description

Users should be able to create and edit btrfs volumes and subvolumes using either kickstart or the interactive user interface, including options to enable RAID features.

Automatic partitioning layout

  • /boot (ext4 or btrfs) on a partition
  • swap on a partition
  • / and /home on subvolumes of a shared btrfs volume which uses the remaining space on selected disks

Benefit to Fedora

Ability for users to take advantage of advanced features of BTRFS.


Test Plan

User Experience


Contingency Plan


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