Possible Change proposal: automate BTRFS maintenance actions

Why do these features exist if doing them has no benefit?

The need for maintenance probably varies with the use case. We have seen inexperienced users reinstalling Fedora every time there is an error. There are processing chains where a stream of data (think big numerical model output or automatically collected images) much larger than the system’s mass storage capacity is processed in chunks that are subsequently discarded or moved to some much larger storage pool.

One benefit of routine maintenance may be early warning of impending failure.

It depends on the user’s work flow use cases and how much disk is provisioned.

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