The best Linux file system of all?
Jan 15, 2010, 18:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Want to get Unix/Linux techies arguing? Besides such
classic flame wars such as whether vi or EMACS is the bgetter
editor, another sure fire way to start a fight is to talk about
which file systems are the best. Now, Google, which knows a thing
or two about fast systems has decided that, for their purposes
anyway, Ext4 is the best and close to the fastest file system of
"In a recent note to the Ext4 developer mailing list, Google's
Michael Rubin, a senior staff engineer, wrote, "Google is currently
in the middle of upgrading from ext2 to a more up to date file
system. We ended up choosing ext4.""