Desktop Filesystem Benchmarks in 2.6.3
feizhou at linuxmail.org
Wed Mar 3 02:48:39 UTC 2004
Andrew Ho wrote:
> XFS is the best filesystem.
Sorry, but saying/writing that does not make it so.
Different filesystems have their strengths and weaknesses and those are
also different under different circumstances.
Where xfs may be fast given a number of factors, you will find that
other filesystems will excel after a change or two in one or two of factors.
eg: Large directory hash in a fileserver.
You might find where nfs/smb clients = 8 then ext3 wins BIG time but
where nfs/smb clients = 16 or higher, xfs excels and widens the gap with
a ext3 based filesystem as the number of clients grows.
There is no perfect filesystem.
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