Linked by diegocg on Mon 21st May 2012 19:10 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.4 has been released. New features include several Btrfs updates: support of metadata blocks bigger than 4KB, much improved metadata performance, better error handling and better recovery tools; there is also a new X32 ABI which allows to run programs in 64 bit mode with 32 bit pointers; several updates to the GPU drivers: early modesetting of Nvidia Geforce 600 'Kepler', support of AMD RadeonHD 7xxx and AMD Trinity APU series, and support of Intel Medfield graphics; support of x86 cpu driver autoprobing, two new device-mapper targets, several perf improvements such as GTK2 report GUI and a new 'Yama' security module. Here's the full list of changes.
Thread beginning with comment 519012
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Awesome
by MattPie on Tue 22nd May 2012 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Awesome"
MattPie
Member since:
2006-04-18

I've been using XFS for years without a glitch. Fast, scalable, simply fantastic.

I did some testing with XFS a few months ago. An IO-bound process took over 5 days (!!) on ext3, 14 hours on XFS). In my testing, ext4 was a little faster than XFS, but it still takes *way* to long to fsck.ext4 a 1TB file system filled with tiny files. Fsck.xfs is always under 2 seconds.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Awesome
by Lennie on Tue 22nd May 2012 23:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Awesome"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

You might like this XFS presentation from Jan. this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FegjLbCnoBw

Reply Parent Score: 2