PSA: Issue with btrfs-progs 6.1 and grub-btrfs - snapshots not addded to menu

If you use grub-btrfs it seems like the recent update to btrfs-progs breaks snapshots adding to the menu.

More information here:


Thanks, dalto and bjroden.

For now I got back to version 6.0.2-1 from /var/cache/pacman/pkg/btrfs-progs-6.0.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
and flagged
IgnorePkg = btrfs-progs
in /etc/pacman.conf

sudo downgrade btrfs-progs
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg


By so doing, it works again both in UEFI and legacy bios.

Hope it will be fixed soon: all the best,


Maybe pin this post and mark @storm 's reply as the temporary solution?

I don’t think this issue needs to be pinned since it impacts a relatively small number of people in a non-breaking manner.

Since I would never recommend running your system in a partially updated scenario, I don’t think marking that as the solution is a good idea.

Makes sense.

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Maybe this one by TheLinuxNinja, too:

Until this is fixed, I changed line 295 of 41_snapshots-btrfs on my local system to reference field 12 instead of the missing field 13. This is a good workaround for me. Once btrfs-progs is fixed, I can revert my local change.


Also affects btrbk: No snapshots or backups for a few days now, which was a “surprise”. Be careful out there.

Arch released a patched version 6.1-2.

Things seem to be working as expected again here. :+1:

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