Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King
Phoronix: Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King
With the release this week of Fedora 11 Preview, which incorporates install-time support for the Btrfs file-system into Red Hat's Anaconda installer, we have now delivered our first set of benchmark results for this next-generation Linux file-system. Through a horde of disk tests we have looked at the Btrfs file-system performance and compared it to that of EXT3, EXT4, and XFS. While Btrfs does perform well in some areas, it is not yet the performance king for Linux file-systems. As our results show, in some tests it even has a hard time competing with the incremental EXT4 file-system.
btrfs - features... just needs to be competitive
btrfs STOMPED in this early showing. Ext4 is a filesystem with OLD well known incremental features that SHOULD HAVE BEEN in ext3 (it's a basic filesystem with a few, very few, advancements).
btrfs is feature rich... as long as it competes (and this EARLY, and I do mean, EARLY, test show that) it's ok.
If you want a performance showdown, there are certainly scenarios that will work for this or that filesystem...
I really do not care. People are 100% happy with ext3 performance (believe it or not).... I just hate the limitations of the filesystem... ext4 still has several of those limitations... btrfs won't have those limitations.