Linux 4.3 File-System Comparison With Btrfs, EXT4, XFS, F2FS

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 3 November 2015. Page 1 of 3. 27 Comments

Last week I posted some fresh Linux file-system tests on a hard drive but for those preferring solid-state drives, here are some fresh benchmarks. Tested for this comparison were Btrfs, EXT4, XFS, and F2FS from an SSD while running with the Linux 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 kernel releases.

In looking for any EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS file-system performance changes, I tested the three latest kernel series atop a PNY 120GB SSD. Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit was running on the system.

All of the benchmarks for this straight-forward comparison were done via the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

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