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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I'd rather run benchmarks this way :

* a proper RAID array of say 6 or 8 500GB or bigger drives with a 3Ware or Areca controller;
* RAM sized to fit the CPU (1 or 2 GB per core)

Yeah. They shoulda used hardware more like most people have instead of that 160GB disk and 2GB of memory.

Edited 2008-12-05 18:08 UTC

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