Mike Benoit recently posted a link to results from his new and improved file system shootout, using better hardware and running more tests. Using two
benchmarks that are designed to measure hard drive and file system performance, Bonnie++ and IOZone, he's compared a number journaling filesystems
found in the 2.6 kernel. Included in the lineup are EXT2 (not journaling, but an effective baseline), JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4, and
EXT3 each compared head to head on both SCSI and IDE drives.
October 27, 2003