8-Way Linux 3.13 File-System Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 8 January 2014 at 02:36 PM EST. Page 1 of 3. 11 Comments.

After last week delivering SSD file-system tests and HDD file-system tests of the Linux 3.13 development kernel compared to the stable Linux 3.12 kernel. The earlier testing was limited to the popular EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems, but out for your viewing pleasure today is an eight-way Linux 3.13 file-system comparison on Ubuntu.

The tested file-systems in this larger comparison include EXT3, EXT4, XFS, Btrfs, ReiserFS, JFS, NILFS2, and NTFS. Originally, the hope was for including the out-of-tree Reiser4 and ZFS file-systems too. However, those hopes were diminished since at the time of testing the Ubuntu ZFS DKMS packages failed to build on Linux 3.13. Reiser4 testing didn't happen over lack of patches at the time for the 3.13 kernel. Likewise, there aren't yet any Tux3 file-system patches for Linux 3.13 when the testing took place in December. Of the eight file-systems tested, all are mainline, native Linux file-systems except for the Microsoft NTFS support being via a FUSE module.

All eight file-systems were tested with their stock mount options and the disk drive used for handling this Linux 3.13 kernel benchmarking was the Western Digital VelociRaptor. All of this disk/file-system testing was done automatically via the Phoronix Test Suite software.

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