- What I'm missing is any kind of encryption support. It would be nice to include encryption support into btrfs (as long as the on-disk file fromat isn't finished), so one can easily handle (upcoming) multiple device (raidB/B2) targets with one key. For now I would have to setup LUKS below btrfs, which is very suboptimal for multiple device configurations (raid)
°raidB/B2 is a synonym for btrfs enhanced raid5/6 ;)
André 07:55, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
It would be nice to see somewhat intelligent or flexible handling of devices of different sizes with RAID 5/6.
For example, if I had two 250GB drives and two 500GB drives and made a RAID5 of them, the two 250GB devices could be first "combined" to make one 500GB volume and then make the RAID5 on top of the three 500GB volumes. The resulting RAID5 volume would then have ~1000GB of usable space (with distributed parity).
In theory, I could make similar setup by combining the two 250GB drives with md RAID0 first, but this seems unoptimal.
--Cg 13:40, 1 February 2009 (UTC)