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Reiser4 Benchmarked On Linux 3.5 Against EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, ReiserFS

Michael Larabel

Published on 15 October 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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Reiser4 had a rare performance win when it came to the initial create test with Compile Bench.

The Reiser4 performance was close to Btrfs for the PostMark mail server benchmark.

The Reiser4 file-system benchmarks from the Linux 3.5 kernel aren't particularly interesting and in a majority of the test cases the file-system conceived by Hans Reiser gets whooped by the already mainline EXT4, Btrfs, and XFS file-systems. From a technical perspective, Btrfs continues to hold more hope for becoming the leading next-generation Linux file-system rather than the out-of-tree Reiser4.

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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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