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The Performance Of EXT4 Then & Now

Over the past week there has been a lot of talk about the EXT4 file-system following the announcement that Google is migrating their EXT2 file-systems to EXT4.

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The Best Linux File System of All?

According to Google, it's Ext4, and that's why they're moving their servers to it.

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Size Can Matter: Improving Metadata Performance with Ext4 Journal Sizing - Part I

Recently we saw that the journal device location, unfortunately, didn't make much of a difference on ext4 metadata performance. But can the size of the journal will have an impact on metadata performance? The first in a series of articles examining the journal size and performance.
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AMD Does RAID On a Chip

Can't decide between software RAID or a hardware RAID controller? You may not have to, now that AMD has release its "RAID on CPU" server processors.
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And the Sign of the Beast is 6 (Gbps that is)

In the quest for more performance there are two new standards for SATA and SAS focused on doubling current throughput to 6 Gbps. While the standards may sound like a nice potential boost don't expect individual hard drives to increase in performance.
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