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: funny
by gilboa on Thu 4th Dec 2008 11:31 UTC in reply to "funny"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

Umm.... You are aware the page cache != swap, right?
You can cache the contents of the swap file, but you -really- shouldn't swap-out the contents of your cache...

- Gilboa

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