Re: Why Linux, Why Debian
On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:46, Blars Blarson <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >Solaris 2.6 has UFS as the only file system for disks. In my tests UFS
> > was slower than Ext2 in Linux 2.2.x for file creation and deletion, even
> > when running on machines with faster CPUs and disks. Using ReiserFS the
> > performance difference of create/delete was very amusing.
> When making such comparisons, you should note strongly that UFS does
> syncronous operations where ext2 does asyncronous. This means that
> UFS is slower but more reliable.
One would home that synchronous operations would reduce the incidence of fsck
after a reboot prompting the user to say yes/no in response to a question
about a repair operation. Unfortunately this is at least as common on
Solaris as on Linux.
> Since then, optional journaling has been added to both UFS and ext2
> (called ext3 when journaling enabled).
It would be interesting if someone did a benchmark test of that.
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