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Btrfs Benchmarks: Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 April 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 7 - 19 Comments

Starting with the Parallel BZIP2 compression testing, Btrfs was not the fastest. In fact, at this test, Btrfs was the slowest. It took just 89 seconds to compress a 2GB file using PBZIP2 on an EXT4 file-system, but that quickly expanded to 106 seconds with Btrfs. Even the EXT3 file-system had required less time at 97 seconds and XFS just needed 91 seconds.

When compressing a 256MB file using LZMA compression, all four tested file-systems performed relatively the same.

While more CPU intensive than disk oriented, as a real world indicator, it took roughly the same amount of time no matter the file-system when encoding an audio file into an MP3 format using LAME.

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