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Linux 3.16 File-System Tests On A Hard Drive

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 July 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Threaded I/O Tester reiterated a small rise in performance for EXT4 on Linux 3.16 with this traditional HDD-backed Intel Core i7 Ubuntu system.

The solid-state drive benchmarks weren't too exciting when conducted on the Linux 3.16 kernel in an earlier state at the end of June while today's hard drive benchmarks aren't too different. However, in a few tests it does seem EXT4 is now running slightly faster than the stable Linux 3.15 kernel on this Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive when using the default mount options.

If you've been running any disk tests on Linux 3.16, feel free to share your results with us in our forums and OpenBenchmarking.org.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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