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ARM64 / Aarch64 future with Artix Linux & F2FS filesystem

Hi again everyone, I'm curious what y'all think of ARMv7 & ARMv8 - Does Artix Linux have a future in these architectures?
Devuan made an ARM64 Devuan build I use on my Raspberry Pi 3B, its pretty good if you can avoid the filesystem going read-only mode!

However, I'm not at all impressed with ARCH Linux's ARM64 build, as it is massively buggy. The mouse will just stop working a short while after installation, which is extremely annoying & deal-breaking if you need to actually do anything with the mouse. Though this may have changed since the last time I used it like a month ago. Would Artix Linux inherit all of the bugs(like the aforementioned one) from Arch Linux?

Also, I'm curious about F2FS, I was using it as a root filesystem on Manjaro with a BTRFS boot & it seemed to be quite fast & stable, F2FS is supposed to be a very good filesystem for solidstate-drives & flash-memory kind of stuff, perhaps it would be a good choice for a native filesystem for Artix with ARMv7 / ARMv8 ?

I tried to choose F2FS as a root filesystem with BTRFS as boot while installing Artix Linux but I'd gotten an error while trying to do it so I assume F2FS hasn't become supported yet for Artix x64?
Any idea when F2FS will become useable on Artix x64 as a root partition & possibly later on as a boot partition?

Thank you all in advance for taking the time to read & answer what I have to say, I always greatly appreciate your responses.
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Re: ARM64 / Aarch64 future with Artix Linux & F2FS filesystem

Reply #1
The F2FS module is part of our linux-lts, if the GUI installer gives you an error (what was it? you didn't report well here), you can try basestrap (like arch pacstrap). The ARM architecture isn't currently in our near-future TODO list.

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Hmm. I will have to give it another go when I get my new M.2 SSD for Christmas :P

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Reply #3
The F2FS module is part of our linux-lts, if the GUI installer gives you an error (what was it? you didn't report well here), you can try basestrap (like arch pacstrap). The ARM architecture isn't currently in our near-future TODO list.

Hey Nous, sorry I've been taking a while to get back to my threads, I've had a very busy & stressful past few weeks.
I've got the F2FS error for you to see now:

Installation Failed

The installer failed to create file system on partition /dev/sdb1
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Command: mkfs.f2fs /dev/sdb1
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F2FS-tools: mkfs.f2fs Ver: 1.9.0 (2017-09-21) Info: Disable heap-based policy info: Debug level = 0 info:
Label = Info: Trim is enabled /dev/sdb1 appears to contain an existing filesystem (ext4). Use the -f option to force overwrite.

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Hi again everyone, I'm curious what y'all think of ARMv7 & ARMv8 - Does Artix Linux have a future in these architectures?
Devuan made an ARM64 Devuan build I use on my Raspberry Pi 3B, its pretty good if you can avoid the filesystem going read-only mode!



As nous said, this is not likely in any near future.
We simply don't have the resources, we are pretty much busy with x86_64 already.

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As nous said, this is not likely in any near future.
We simply don't have the resources, we are pretty much busy with x86_64 already.

Yea, that's okay, I'm just posting about the F2FS error on x86_64 with Artix.
Devuan ARM64 isn't going into read-only mode anymore since I've gotten a new micro SD card now too.