|author||David Sterba <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2017-09-29 22:29:38 +0200|
|committer||David Sterba <email@example.com>||2017-10-06 13:41:12 +0200|
btrfs-progs: docs: update btrfs-balance
Copy unexpected edits from wiki so they do not get lost at next git->wiki sync. Author: Bill S. Signed-off-by: David Sterba <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/btrfs-balance.asciidoc b/Documentation/btrfs-balance.asciidoc
index fba55140..cc81de91 100644
@@ -45,29 +45,27 @@ COMPATIBILITY
NOTE: The balance subcommand also exists under the *btrfs filesystem*
namespace. This still works for backward compatibility but is deprecated and
-should not be used anymore.
+should not be used any more.
NOTE: A short syntax *btrfs balance <path>* works due to backward compatibility
-but is deprecated and should not be used anymore. Use *btrfs balance start*
+but is deprecated and should not be used any more. Use *btrfs balance start*
-Balance operation is intense namely in the IO respect, but can be also CPU
-intense. It affects other actions on the filesystem. There are typically lots
-of data being copied from one location to another, and lots of metadata get
+Balancing operations are very IO intensive and can also be quite CPU intensive,
+impacting other ongoing filesystem operations. Typically large amounts of data
+are copied from one location to another, with corresponding metadata updates.
-Depending on the actual block group layout, it can be also seek-heavy. The
-performance on rotational devices is noticeably worse than on SSDs or fast
+Depending upon the block group layout, it can also be seek heavy. Performance
+on rotational devices is noticeably worse compared to SSDs or fast arrays.
-cancel running or paused balance, the command will block and wait until the
-actually processed blockgroup is finished
+cancels a running or paused balance, the command will block and wait until the
+current blockgroup being processed completes
pause running balance operation, this will store the state of the balance