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XFS, Btrfs, EXT4 Battle It Out On Linux 3.4

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 May 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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XFS on Linux 3.4 for the Intel SSD with Sandy Bridge processor also regressed for the eight thread, 64MB random write benchmark with the Threaded I/O Tester.

CompileBench also showed performance regressions for the XFS file-system with the Linux 3.4 kernel. The Btrfs and EXT4 results were not too interesting although the evolutionary EXT4 file-system continued to run well ahead of Btrfs for most workloads.

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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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