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Testing Btrfs On The Linux 3.16 Kernel

When running my initial Linux 3.16 file-system tests on an SSD I had to skip over Btrfs due to initial problems with the experimental kernel code. Fortunately, Btrfs has been fixed-up in Linux 3.16 and can now serve for some benchmarking.

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Linux 3.16 rc3

Linus Torvalds: There's perhaps relatively less driver updates than usual, with most of them being pretty small,...

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Stable Kernels 3.15.2, 3.14.9, 3.10.45, and 3.4.95

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of four stable kernels: 3.15.2, 3.14.9, 3.10.45, and 3.4.95. As usual, they contain changes throughout the tree and users of those kernel series should upgrade.

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Linux 3.16: Deadline I/O Scheduler Generally Leads With A SSD

There's been numerous requests lately for more disk I/O scheduler benchmarks on Phoronix of the Linux kernel and its various scheduler options. Given that there's routinely just speculation and miscommunication by individuals over the best scheduler for HDDs/SSDs, here's some fresh benchmarks for reference using the Linux 3.16 kernel.

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SCSI Multi-Queue Performance Appears Great For Linux 3.17

Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle...

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