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Re: [opensuse] Re: The Ext4 file system
  • From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 15:43:57 -0500
  • Message-id: <200906051543.57516.bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In <1244233455.12575.27.camel@t43>, Hans Witvliet wrote:
I was told that ext4 is going to be _much_ faster than ext3/reiser/....
because of an internal redesign (less i-node structures to look up)

Less i-nodes is based on the ability to use the "extents" feature. However,
reiserfs (and reiser4fs), xfs, and jfs have used similar features for quite
a while.

ext4 will finally bring speed parity to the ext family of filesystems for
large files, but it is unlikely to dethrone xfs as the speed king there.
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