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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.
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =.
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