Types of File Systems
Welcome, Guest.
“Theory and practice sometimes clash. And when that happens, theory loses. Every single time.” ― Linus Torvalds

Author Topic: Types of File Systems  (Read 2500 times)

Offline Arch-Gamer

  • Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 15
Types of File Systems
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:51:55 PM »
Hi Spatry, you should do a video on the different file systems and their advantages/disadvantages as well as general linux troubleshooting

Offline Kalthrix

  • Staff Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 1292
Re: Types of File Systems
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 10:07:56 PM »
Ben, a moderator here covered this in an article hosted on Phoronix a little bit of time back, but it may give you a good idea of how each of these file systems perform on a SSD. I have linked the article here on COL below:

http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,2326.msg13981.html#msg13981

The Phoronix benchmark test article for most file systems is shown in the article below:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_raid_fs4&num=1

From what I take from it, BTFS is the fastest while EXT4 is a close competitor, followed by XFS and F2FS. The test doesn't cover all, but you might find it interesting to read up on.

The test varies depending on the benchmarking software you are using as well as whether it is a HDD or SSD. Below is another link for bechmarking on a HDD. In this case, it actually looks like EXT4 takes the lead with BTFS being a close second.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/28756/what-is-the-most-high-performance-linux-filesystem-for-storing-a-lot-of-small-fi

In the end, will leave it up to Spatry if he would like to cover this specifically. Thought I would chime in to provide some resources on the topic.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 10:16:45 PM by Kalthrix »