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 spiderman on Thu 4th Dec 2008 06:48 UTC
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Benchmarks are always funny, but those benchmarks are not serious.
When you do benchmarks, you've got to put more effort in it.
linux caches a lot in RAM and in SWAP. When you have 4GB of SWAP and 2Gb of RAM, a lot of the changes you made is not commited when the test ends. How much has really been written to the disk depends on a lot of things.
They test too much things at the same time.

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