1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

EXT4 Still Leads Over Btrfs File-System On Linux 3.8

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 February 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 3 - 18 Comments

With the final release of the Linux 3.8 kernel coming in the very near future, here are file-system benchmarks of EXT4 and Btrfs on the Linux 3.8 development code compared to recent Linux kernel releases.

Coming separately will be our first benchmarks of the new F2FS file-system while the tests in this article are just looking at EXT4 and Btrfs. In terms of the file-system changes in 3.8, see EXT4 In Linux 3.8 Brings Inline Data, Seek Hole/Data and Btrfs Gets Improved Performance On Linux 3.8 Kernel.

Both Btrfs and EXT4 were tested in their stock configurations / mount options for this round of testing. A Linux 3.8 kernel from this week was compared to the Linux 3.7 and Linux 3.5 kernels. Unfortunately for this particular test system there was an unrelated (Intel KMS) issue on the Linux 3.6 kernel that led to skipping over that release. The OS state was maintained the same in its stock settings during the course of this benchmarking.

The performance of EXT4 and Btrfs really hasn't evolved too much with the Linux 3.8 kernel at least as it pertains to using an Intel SSD with an Intel Core i5 processor from Ubuntu 13.04, but the Linux file-system performance results are on the following pages.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes
  2. The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi
  3. Direct3D 9 Support Might Land Within Mainline Mesa 3D Drivers
  4. OpenGL Preview Benchmarks For NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970
  5. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  6. Vitesse: Using LLVM To Speed Up Databases
  7. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  8. Linux Testing Of The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  9. Qt 5.4 Now In Beta With Web, Bluetooth LE, Graphics Improvements
  10. AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  2. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  3. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  4. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  5. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance
  6. ChromeOS Drops Support For EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 File-Systems
  7. Lennart Poettering On The Open-Source Community: A Sick Place To Be In
  8. The Slides Announcing The New "AMDGPU" Kernel Driver