Linux 3.12 Kernel To Bring Faster File-Systems

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 4 October 2013. Page 4 of 4. 8 Comments

The initial create task in CompileBench saw some small improvements in performance for Linux 3.12. The file-system benefiting the most from the improvements was Btrfs and its performance was now much closer to XFS and F2FS, but still a ways behind EXT4 for this particular disk workload.

Lastly, with PostMark there are improvements for all four tested file-systems from the Linux 3.12 kernel over Linux 3.11 for the Intel SSD on the System76 ultrabook.

We'll continue exploring the Linux 3.12 kernel performance and trying out these file-system tests on traditional hard drives and other environments to see if these performance improvements persist. Stay tuned to Phoronix for the latest and @MichaelLarabel on Twitter for real-time testing information and test requests and other feedback.

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