jump to navigation

Ext4, a new Linux Filesystem 4 December, 2008

Posted by aronzak in Linux.
Tags: , , , , ,

Phoronix has tested the new Ext4 filesystem, which is a step up before going to the even newer and better btrfs system. Ext4 will be backwards and forwards compatible, with stable support coming soon in the upcoming 2.6.28 Linux kernel. Ext3 was adopted as default by mainstream Linux distributions, mainly due to its stability. It is not feature rich, however, lacking many useful deatures that are present in the alternative ZFS. Ext4 being a spepping stone should ensure mainstream adoption of new filesystem features.

In the tests, Ext4 outperforms ZFS in 5 of 8 tests. though the differences for ordinary users are not great. The exciting thing to watch will be btrfs, which will probably be released next year.



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: