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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Phoronix just did some flash drive filesystem benchmarks:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x_usb_fs&num=1

    That said, I've had good experiences with JFS, XFS, ext3, and ext4. Have not tried BTRFs, ZFS, or Reiser.

    One thing that should be noted, is that with ALL of these filesystems, you have control over lots of parameters that can make a big impact on disk performance when you format the drive. When you go to format, look into how you can optimize these parameters for your disk's intended use.

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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    I wouldn't adopt btrfs yet. I'm sure it's going to be a good filesystem, and initial benchmarks say it's fast; but I wouldn't trust my data to it yet.

    Ext4 is excellent as a general-purpose filesystem.

    Interestingly, it's possible to store a database just on the raw block device without a filesystem at all - so that would be an option for you if you had a big database.
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    ok, thank you all,i was using ext4 then i tried jfs,but i didn't see any option for btrfs
    maybe i over looked it
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnomeuser View Post
    if you just want speed..
    Speed in what sense? Moving giant files or moving huge amounts of small files? XFS was great at the former, but if I opened, say, a folder with a boatload of images and it had to generate thumbs, it took forever.
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
    Speed in what sense? Moving giant files or moving huge amounts of small files? XFS was great at the former, but if I opened, say, a folder with a boatload of images and it had to generate thumbs, it took forever.
    It's my experience that people who ask questions like that (pointless questions that imply a lack of research and understanding of ones requirements that is) will accept any answer given to them with authority.. also you can expect them to have a fairly large collection of bad music and teenage comedies - hence the XFS recommendation.
    Last edited by gnomeuser; November 12th, 2009 at 11:21 PM.
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    Are you using btrfs?
    Indeed, it has served me well for quite some time now, no complaints about stability nor really about performance. I do wish for bootloader support to arrive soon though.
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    sorry im not a teen,i just wanted other users opinions on the matter.
    I did research it on google,everyone so far says ext4 is fastest.

    Wow i never thought linux community would be rude enough to acttually imply something like this:
    "It's my experience that people who ask questions like that (pointless questions that imply a lack of research and understanding of ones requirements that is)"
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    The linux community has lots of rude people unfortunately.

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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by pacco View Post
    sorry im not a teen,i just wanted other users opinions on the matter.
    I did research it on google,everyone so far says ext4 is fastest.

    Wow i never thought linux community would be rude enough to acttually imply something like this:
    "It's my experience that people who ask questions like that (pointless questions that imply a lack of research and understanding of ones requirements that is)"

    I apologize for hurting your precious feelings. Please the next time consider asking a question that isn't unanswerable.
    Last edited by gnomeuser; November 13th, 2009 at 12:31 AM.
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    Re: which filesystem is faster?

    Which would be a better file system to keep Virtualbox's virtual hard drives on, XFS or JFS?

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