Comparison of features and capabilities of modern Linux file systems ext4, XFS, Btrfs


Abstract

This article compares three modern Linux file systems: ext4, Btrfs and XFS. Their construction and functional features were discussed. File systems were compared in terms of performance. Additionally modern SSD drives were included in discussion. Ubuntu 15.10 distribution was used to test functionality and performance of these three Linux file systems.


Keywords

file system; ext4; btrfs; xfs

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Published : 2017-09-30


Kossak, B., & Pańczyk, M. (2017). Comparison of features and capabilities of modern Linux file systems ext4, XFS, Btrfs . Journal of Computer Sciences Institute, 4, 131-136. https://doi.org/10.35784/jcsi.610

Bartłomiej Kossak  Bartek.kossak@gmail.com
Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland  Poland
Maciej Pańczyk 
Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland  Poland