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EXT4 Still Leads Over Btrfs File-System On Linux 3.8

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 February 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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The results of EXT4/Btrfs on Linux 3.8 compared to recent the slightly older kernels from this Intel system with a high-end solid-state drive aren't too exciting. There isn't any performance breakthroughs or regressions for either file-system to note for this range of Linux disk benchmarks on the SSD with the default mount options. The only real takeaway to note from this testing is that even with the Linux 3.8 kernel, EXT4 is still generally performing better than Btrfs. Aside from the file-system activity, there are a lot of other exciting features to the Linux 3.8 kernel.

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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