Question is - who's Phoronix' "ideal" client?
Originally Posted by Apopas
As a large portion of the application that are being used during benchmarks, the claim that the sys-admin is stupid and could not (or should not?) be expected to flip a switch on certain performance improving switches in its distribution (Be that write barrier in ext4 or disable 8.3 in NTFS) is ridicules at best.
The ext4 developers cannot (and must not!) assume that you have battery backup on your HBA or good UPS, only the sysadmin can make that call and decide if the performance improvement is worth the additional risk.
BTW, take the time to compare ext3 in ordered mode (default) and journal mode. You'll be amazed by the performance hit.
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