Running ZFS On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 7 July 2015. Page 1 of 3. 26 Comments

With the recently released ZFS On Linux there is added support for the Linux 4.1 kernel. After carrying out the recent 6-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.1 I decided to run some fresh tests of this popular, out-of-tree file-system.

This article has the results of the recent EXT4, Btrfs, F2FS, XFS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 comparison with the ZFS ZOL results added in for the same system with the testing that was backed by a Mushkin 120GB ECO2 MKNSSDEC120GB Serial ATA 3.0 solid-state drive.

Given that the other file-systems were tested with their default mount options, this was still the case here for this latest round of ZFS Linux benchmarking. Likewise, this is just single-disk ZFS testing. If there is sufficient interest from Phoronix readers I can see about a fresh round of RAID testing and other interesting Linux file-system tests catered for the enterprise, etc.

The benchmarking, as always, was carried out via the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

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