Linux 3.14 File-System HDD Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 20 February 2014. Page 4 of 4. 26 Comments

Btrfs was leading with the Compile Bench compile test over EXT4 and then XFS. There was a performance drop in Btrfs with the Linux 3.13 kernel but no change in Linux 3.14.

EXT4 fixed a possible regression with the Linux 3.14 kernel that was introduced in Linux 3.13 while XFS and Btrfs didn't have any exciting changes.

When running the PostMark disk transaction benchmark the performance was relatively flat with the Linux 3.14 kernel.

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