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XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Feb 05, 2012, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"XFS is often seen as the filesystem for people with massive amounts of data. It serves that role well, Dave said, and it has traditionally performed well for a lot of workloads. Where things have tended to fall down is in the [benchmark plot] writing of metadata; support for workloads that generate a lot of metadata writes has been a longstanding weak point for the filesystem. In short, metadata writes were slow, and did not really scale past even a single CPU.

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