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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RE: what?
by kev009 on Thu 4th Dec 2008 02:05 UTC in reply to "what?"
kev009
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2006-11-30

Exactly.. most of these benchmarkers are either Linux ignorant or have an axe to grind. Interestingly, OSNews and LWN both failed to pick up my roundup of Linux file systems. I'm going to do some benchmarking of ext2/3/4, XFS, JFS, Reiser3, and Btrfs when kernel 2.6.28 goes stable.

JFS is an excellent file system. I wish it would get some developer attention, as I'm sure it could be improved quite a bit to take advantage of modern kernel features.

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