EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 24 September 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT. Page 1 of 4. 26 Comments.

With the Linux 3.17 kernel due out soon, here's our routine file-system benchmarks we do each kernel cycle to see how the popular Linux file-systems have evolved between kernel releases.

Earlier this month I did a 9-way file-system comparison on Linux 3.17 while in this article are the four most common Linux file-systems as we see how the performance evolved compared to Linux 3.16 stable. With Linux 3.17 there were notable changes to XFS and new F2FS features while the Btrfs changes were largely rejected.

These Linux 3.17 file-system benchmarks were done on the Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system and the 80GB Intel M.2 SSD was the solid-state drive used for testing the different file-systems and kernels. A development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10 was running on the system while the Linux 3.16 stable and Linux 3.17 Git snapshots were obtained from the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA. All Linux disk benchmarks were handled by the Phoronix Test Suite.

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