I'm seeing a lot out there about the upcoming 5.10 kernel release slowing down things. With that I think it would be prudent to wait a week or two after it's release before actually allowing it to install. I know I can add IgnorePkg = Linux and have updates not update the kernel. My question is how or will that affect other updates? THanks
If you're referring to the btrfs performance regression, that is one very specific edge case which no ordinary user will ever come across.
It won't. I'd stick with 5.9 until 5.10 has reached Arch stable.
Fitting the topic:
That's a really misleading click-bait story.
Yes, if you try to create 100K files in one transaction then BTRFS is slower in 5.10 than 5.9 - for that specific use-case.
Seems like the title did exactly that