Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 23 April 2017. Page 3 of 3. 24 Comments

With CompileBench, XFS and F2FS appear to be slightly faster under Linux 4.11. F2FS was the fastest on Linux 4.11 followed by EXT4, XFS, and then Btrfs in a distant last place.

With a PostgreSQL database benchmark run, XFS appears to be the fastest on Linux 4.11 with this TR-150 Toshiba consumer SSD followed by EXT4 and F2FS. Btrfs does appear to regress on Linux 4.11 with this benchmark.

Hopefully you found these latest Linux 4.11 file-system/disk benchmarks interesting. I have more numbers coming up shortly for some different disk setups and hardware along with testing the likes of ZFS, RAID, etc with this newest kernel version.

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