Remember, Phoronix benchmark articles typically focuses on the "out of the box" experience. As such potential optimizations are omitted. It is generally assumed by distros and kernel developers that your system will crash or loose power at any moment. They also assume that you will come after them with torches and pitchforks if your data is lost. So, the safer options very often become the defaults.
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File-System Benchmarks With The Linux 2.6.34 Kernel