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    Phoronix: Google To Switch To EXT4, Hires Ted To Code

    Google is in the process of migrating their EXT2 file-systems over to the modern EXT4 file-system. This was brought up in a JFS benchmarking discussion...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzg4MA

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    Where did Ted work before?

    Novell?

    Edit: Nevermind =)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Ts%27o
    Last edited by Louise; 01-14-2010, 11:17 AM.

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    • #3
      Linux Foundation, apparently.

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      • #4
        Google's Michael Rubin shared that they chose EXT4 after benchmarking it as well as XFS and JFS (possibly with our Phoronix Test Suite carrying out some of the testing).
        What a shameless plug… Possibly? Really?

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        • #5
          [[citation needed]]

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          • #6
            Originally posted by apaige View Post
            What a shameless plug… Possibly? Really?
            Keep reading the site and eventually, the plug for PTS in every other article won't even make you blink.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by apaige View Post
              What a shameless plug… Possibly? Really?
              Google does use PTS...
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                you all realize this is great new right? Google is knockin' 'em out the park lately.

                w/r/t PTS, it's a sister (or some other more appropriate close relation) project. Calling any reference to it a 'shameless plug' is strikingly myopic.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  Google does use PTS...
                  well - you guys know what that means ?

                  it can't be too bad

                  great work on PTS guys !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    Google does use PTS...
                    It would have carried a bit more weight had you mentionned that in the part I quoted. Also, [citation needed]

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by apaige View Post
                      It would have carried a bit more weight had you mentionned that in the part I quoted. Also, [citation needed]
                      Clarification added.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        deleted - it was unfair of me to say this.

                        @ Phoronix - Keep up the good work, but please do not suggest that the PTS was used when other benchmarking apps used were listed, but not PTS.
                        Last edited by bugmenot; 01-15-2010, 09:49 AM.

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                        • #13
                          With the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, EXT4 lost much ground while Btrfs gained and before that a single commit severely dampened the FS performance.
                          It became so slow on my machine that sometimes my friggin cursor freezes.

                          ...the performance of EXT4 is looking to be even worse with the forthcoming Linux 2.6.33 kernel.
                          oh boy...

                          Sometimes I regret switching from ReiserFS.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wooptoo View Post
                            Sometimes I regret switching from ReiserFS.
                            So shrink it or use another drive with RFS and compare the two or do a benchmark. Also, note the differences in features, and then decide overall which you prefer.

                            Let us know. :P

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                            • #15
                              Google's Michael Rubin shared that they chose EXT4 after benchmarking it as well as XFS and JFS (possibly with our Phoronix Test Suite carrying out some of the testing, which they have used in other areas).
                              I'm surprised they didn't choose ext3 on ubuntu.

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