mkfs.btrfs cannot format partition if data present

Bug #1250426 reported by Jonathan Davies on 2013-11-12
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partman-btrfs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

One appears to be able to format a new hard drive with btrfs. However, if the system is reinstalled, and the partition is set to reformat and use btrfs again, mkfs.btrfs complains that data is present on the partition and refuses to format it without the -f flag.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2013-11-12
Changed in partman-btrfs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
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