“First of all, there is no a clear winner, XFS is better in some aspects or cases, ReiserFS in others, and both are better than Ext2 in the sense that they are comparable in performance (again, sometimes faster, sometimes slightly slower) but they a journaling file systems, and you already know what are their advantages… And perhaps the most important moral, is that Linux buffer/cache is really impressive and affected, positively, all the figures of my compilations, copies and random reads and writes. So, I would say, buy memory and go journaled ASAP…” Read the rest of the 8-pages long article.
Journal File Systems in Linux
2002-01-25 General Development 1 Comment
Ummmm it has been long known that XFS is better for large file storage and reiserFS is better at the medium/small-medium ones……..and given with respect to their optimal file sizes, they are fast while operating.
bottom line, deploy the FS that is right for the application….XFS for renderfarms and other Grafics intensive/huge file size jobs, ReiserFS for desktop work and Small-Medium size servers.