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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Benchmarking All The Linux File-Systems

Michael Larabel

Published on 16 March 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 6 of 6 - 30 Comments

The initial create process for Compile Bench was the fastest with EXT3/EXT4 followed by XFS. ReiserFS was even faster than Btrfs in this test. EXT4 was about 23% faster than Btrfs.

For the Flexible IO Tester, Btrfs was by far the slowest file-system while EXT4 came in as the fastest. While not as bad as Btrfs, the XFS file-system was also noticeably slower than the rest of the friendly Linux file-system competition.

Overall, the EXT4 file-system performed very well in this latest round of Linux file-system benchmarks. Again, this was testing each file-system as the root file-system upon performing clean installations of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with its default Linux 3.2-based kernel. These results are also just focused upon a single-disk SSD-based Intel Sandy Bridge system, as common to Linux desktop enthusiasts, where as some of these file-systems and tests are better suited towards multi-disk workstations or traditional hard drives. For what it's worth though, EXT4 was ahead in the majority of the tests. This article also ignores the features of the different file-systems, where as Btrfs is more advanced than EXT4 with its various transparent compression options, copy-on-write snapshots, etc. Stay tuned for more benchmark results, including when testing each of the Btrfs mount options on Ubuntu 12.04.

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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  2. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
  4. Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  2. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  3. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  4. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  5. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  6. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
  7. Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware
  8. Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support
  9. GTK+ Lands Experimental Backend For Mir Display Server
  10. Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  4. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  5. Advertisements On Phoronix
  6. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed