Fuse-vs-Rump-vs-Native file system performances
I would like to see some file system benchmarks on fuse-vs-native (there were some on ZFS, but also others could be interesting).
A really interesting new technology is Rump, which provides NetBSD drivers in userspace on many different OSes, including Linux. fs-utils provides utilities to handle the file systems the Rump userland kernel provides.
Binary packages of Rump and fs-utils for a variety of Linux distros can be found at:
Disclaimer: I did the OBS packaging so I might be biased.
32 bit vs 64 : HDD / SSD read-write speed
In the 32 bit vs 64 bit tests that get posted on Phoronix (example) please also include:
32 bit vs 64 bit operating systems, both installed on 64 bit hardware, which one is faster for reading / writing internal hard disk drive / solid state drive?
-as mostly that's the bottleneck in general computing.
Filesystem benchmark request
I've bought an SSD and looking for the right setup to use that has RAID and LVM capabilities. I'm thinking of BTRFS or MDRAID5+LVM+EXT4|XFS so what I'd like to see as a benchmark is something that is equal to BTRFS. Specifically:
BTRFS w/ RAID5
MDRAID 5 + LVM + EXT4
MDRAID 5 + LVM + XFS
I ask for this b/c I know that LVM can have up to a 30% impact to performance, so testing BRTFS directly against EXT4/XFS, etc. is not really a fair comparison to how things will perform in the real world once you start adding the capabilities that BTRFS brings using LVM/MDRAID. It would be nice to have a benchmark that tests the difference scenarios to get a system with these types of capabilities.
It would be nice if in the Phoronix test profiles page, next to each test a small column was displayed showing the platforms on which the test is supported.
It would be better if we could filter by platform, with support for multiple filters (say, to be able to select all tests that are supported on both Windows and Linux).
Here is a mockup showing what i am talking about :