[CentOS] ext4 in 5.3

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 23:37:10 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 6:33 PM, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys - I'm really looking forward to 5.3 for the potential of ext4.
>> I am moving/copying image files lately 8G file and it is slow. I am
>> hoping that ext4 really speeds that up.
>
> I don't think it will speed things up much. 8GB files are mostly
> hardware throughput and ext3/4 will actually be slower because the
> journalling etc are to make it more robust but at a speed cost. You
> would probably see better speed by going to ext2.

I make it a habit of eating my own words if I screw up. If the results
seen on Ubuntu by one test hold up, it might have a large increase in
large writes (but nothing in large reads).

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_ext4&num=1



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