Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 20:42 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks The choice of filesystems on Linux is vast, but most people will stick with their respective distributions' default choices, which will most likely be ext3, but you're free to use ReiserFS, XFS, or something else completely if you so desire. Things are about to change though, with btrfs just around the corner. To bridge the gap between now and btfrs, ext3 has been updated to ext4, which adds some interesting features like extents, which are already in use in most other popular file systems. Phoronix decided it was time to do some performance checking on ext4.
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by _df_ on Thu 4th Dec 2008 01:24 UTC
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again no love for JFS ;) and yeah really, whats unreal tournament in 1280x1024 got to do with disk benchmarks.

If people wanted extents they'd be using a filesystem like JFS or XFS already.

I fail to see the need of ext4 to 'bridge' the gap until BTRFS arrives.

Someone had an itch to scratch, so be it.

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