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

UFS vs. ZFS File-System Performance On FreeBSD 9.0

BSD

Published on 12 December 2011 10:22 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
3 Comments

Back in January I posted some ZFS, HAMMER, and Btrfs file-system benchmarks and in July of last year FreeBSD ZFS benchmarks, but for those wanting a new look at the ZFS file-system under FreeBSD 9.0, here are some updated numbers.

UFS remains the default file-system choice in FreeBSD 9.0 and those based upon FreeBSD like PC-BSD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, however, the ZFS file-system can be selected at install-time.

Found in the FreeBSD 9.0 kernel is ZFS v28, which adds features like RAID-Z3 (triple parity), de-duplication support, better recovery support, snapshot-level diffs, and zpool split support, among other features (details in this developer's blog post).

For those wondering how UFS compares to ZFS with the FreeBSD 9.0 kernel, I've run some disk benchmarks this weekend using PC-BSD 9.0 RC2 while finishing up the 3.6-Arendal validation, so just sharing these quick results for those interested.

The PC-BSD 9.0 installation was done in its stock configuration for each file-system with the only difference between installs is changing the root file-system from UFS to ZFS. The system being used for testing was build around an AMD Fusion A8-3850 "Llano" APU with an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD.

Those interested in the UFS vs. ZFS FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.0 benchmarks can find them in full on OpenBenchmarking.org.


There's also some other AMD Fusion FreeBSD 9.0 benchmarks for those interested in the non-disk performance. However, due to the lack of any AMD Catalyst driver port to FreeBSD and the latest open-source Radeon graphics stack not being ported to FreeBSD current either, it doesn't make too much sense to use an AMD Fusion setup in a production capacity under any BSD. With AMD Fusion on FreeBSD you are just left with the VESA driver and the Mesa classic software rasterizer.

Other recent Phoronix tests under FreeBSD 9.0 include a look at the Intel Sandy Bridge performance and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks with the 9.0 development 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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  2. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  3. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  4. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Much Video RAM Is Needed For Catalyst R3 Graphics?
  2. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Cloud Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  4. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes
  2. AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs
  3. ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS
  4. Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux
  5. Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated
  6. Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud
  7. Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes
  8. Wine 1.7.17 Works On Its Task Scheduler, C Run-Time
  9. The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?
  10. Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release
  11. Wasteland 2 Is Finally Released For Linux Gamers
  12. FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Catalyst 14.3 Beta
  3. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  4. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  5. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  6. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  7. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  8. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue