9-Way File-System Comparison With A SSD On The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 7 September 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT. Page 1 of 4. 14 Comments.

Sunday benchmarks this week on Phoronix are comparing nine popular, mainline file-systems present within the Linux 3.17 kernel. All the usual contenders are present and the benchmarks happened with a solid-state disk.

Using the recently reviewed Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD I benchmarked nine of the most common open-source file-systems that are natively implemented within the mainline Linux kernel (thus ruling out some like Tux3, Reiser4, and ZFS). The file-systems tested from this SSD on the yet to be officially released kernel were Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, JFS, NILFS2, EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4.

Linux 3.17 SSD File-System Comparison

Each file-system was tested with its stock mount options on the Linux 3.17 Git kernel. No kernel modifications were made to this system under test. The new AMD FX-8370 system was used for the Linux benchmarking system in this article. All of our disk / file-system tests are facilitated by the Phoronix Test Suite.

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