I'm sorry, but this is NOT acceptable! Is Dropbox trying to get rid of the users from Linux community completely? There have been many bad decisions in the past, and this just top of the iceberg... Why the f*ck only EXT4 is suddenly supported on Linux? Just because of extended attributes? That's a lot of horse BS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_attributes#Linux "In Linux, the ext2, ext3, ext4, JFS, Squashfs, Yaffs2, ReiserFS, Reiser4, XFS, Btrfs, OrangeFS, Lustre, OCFS2 1.6 and F2FS filesystems support extended attributes (abbreviated xattr) when enabled in the kernel configuration" Yes, I'm running LUKS encryption on top of my BTRFS partition, where I have my Dropbox folder. And I still don't see a valid and a proper reason why this configuration shouldn't work. I'm definitely not gonna re-format my whole Linux just because of Dropbox - there are reasons why I'm on BTRFS. I'd like to hear some proper engineering explanation why suddenly xattr is required now and why only ext4 is supported. Because I really don't think there's any. This just seems like a lot of product/marketing crap. There are reasons why VFS exists in Linux... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_file_system From the xattr(7) man page: In the Btrfs, XFS, and Reiserfs filesystem implementations, there is
no practical limit on the number of extended attributes associated
with a file, and the algorithms used to store extended attribute
information on disk are scalable.
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