Reiser4 File-System Shows Decent Performance On Linux 3.10

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 31 July 2013 at 05:55 PM EDT. Page 3 of 3. 5 Comments.

Reiser4 and ReiserFS lagged behind the competition for Dbench.

The Reiser4 file-system was the winner of the CompileBench compile test from this Core i7 laptop with solid-state drive.

Reiser4 was also the winner in the second and final disk test.

The Reiser4 performance results were mixed but overall its performance was decent compared to EXT4/XFS/Btrfs given the limited manpower devoted to this out-of-tree file-system and its unfortunate history. Beyond porting the file-system to newer versions of the Linux kernel and fixing bugs, there's been no major development progress on Reiser4 in months. At this time, however, it appears there are still no formal plans for merging Reiser4 into the mainline Linux kernel anytime soon.

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