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Btrfs Battles EXT4 With The Linux 2.6.33 Kernel

Jan 21, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Earlier this week we published extensive benchmarks of EXT4 that looked at the performance of this Linux file-system under every major kernel release since it was declared stable in the Linux 2.6.28 release. EXT4 has encountered many significant performance losses over time as its developers batten up the data security, but there have been some improvements too. At the same time though the developers working on the still-experimental Btrfs file-system continue to move along and push forward changes with each kernel cycle. Just last month we delivered Btrfs comparative benchmarks using the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, but already out of our own personal interest and requests from readers, we have new tests atop the latest Linux 2.6.33 kernel.

"Our 2.6.32 file-system benchmarks compared the performance directly of EXT3, EXT4, XFS, ReiserFS, and Btrfs. These results remain relevant so check them out if you are interested in the performance of these other Linux file-systems. For this article we are simply comparing the performance of the EXT4 and Btrfs file-systems using the Linux 2.6.33-rc4 kernel.

"The test system is the same ASRock ION 330HT-BD NetTop that we used earlier this week with a dual-core Intel Atom 330 with Hyper Threading, ASRock AMCP7AION-HT motherboard with NVIDIA's MCP79 Chipset, 2GB of system memory, a 320GB Seagate ST9320325AS hard drive, and NVIDIA ION (GeForce 9400M) graphics. Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 was the distribution running with X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-nv driver, GCC 4.3.3, and the Linux 2.6.33-rc4 kernel from Ubuntu's mainline kernel PPA."

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