F2FS support

@TPG has added F2FS support for cooker and 2014.x

Quoting:

In short words F2FS is a filesystem designed for Solid State disks. It gives
great performance over other filesystems.

More info -> F2FS - Wikipedia

Cooker:

  • fs2fs-tools available and by default pulled on iso
  • kernel-release F2FS support enabled as a static module
  • Calamares allows to choose F2FS for SSD disks
  • kpmcore and partitionmanager updated to support f2fs-tools
    grub2 added a patch that creates f2fs module (only OMV supports this among
    all distributions)

2014.x:

  • fs2fs-tools available and by default pulled in by udisks2 update (also
    btrfs-progs got updated)
  • kernel-release F2FS support enabled as a static module
  • grub2 added a patch that creates f2fs module (only OMV supports this among
    all distributions)

Link:
http://ml.openmandriva.org/pipermail/om-cooker_ml.openmandriva.org/2016-April/001011.html
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Is it worth or even possible to change from ext4 to f2fs in an old installation with 2014.2?

At first sight, I’d say that:

  • you cannot turn an ext4 partition into f2fs without lost of all data, ie, you must save the data, including the UUID, before
  • if the partition is the root system, the f2fs module must be loaded at start and added to initrd.img

Don’t know for sure but I think one would need to do a fresh install and use F2FS from beginning of installed system.

Yes and it is possible to install the system on an SD card if you don’t want to take a risk with your internal ssd.
That’s I intend to do, probably next week, on an ASUS UX31e.

I cannot take the risk now. When OMA 2015 is finally issued, I’ll probably consider a fresh install and a f2fs file system for my 180G ssd where the system is installed.

Thanks

Yesterday, I installed the build 444 on a physical ssd. See here.
It works like a charm :slight_smile: