PSA: 5.16 introduces an issue with where btrfs-cleaner might "spin forever", cause 100% cpu load and issue a ton of writes [1]. My 256GB NVME drive got rewritten 10x over in less than a day before I figured out what's going on. There's a series of patches being worked out [2] but in the meanwhile what worked for me was turning off 'autodefrag' in /etc/fstab.




$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/nvme0n1 | grep 'Data Units'
Data Units Read: 5,517,916 [2.82 TB]
Data Units Written: 115,052,746 [58.9 TB]

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