I am half-tempted to give F2FS a try, but I think I am going to do the smart thing and wait for the tools to mature a little bit more. Sounds intriguing though.
Fascinating ! Is this new file system something HH could consider testing against the current version, or must we turn to more specialised reviewers ? Given that the new system seems to be optimised for NAND-based storage devices, does that mean it will have negative consequences for those running it on spinning disks ?...
I'm not tempted with F2FS (I'm running Ext4 and BTRFS), but I've been running the 3.8 kernel release candidates for a while, and they rock!
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Michael Larabel over at Phoronix has benchmarked the new file system as compared to other systems such as Btrfs and EXT4. He summarises the results as follows :
When it comes to these initial F2FS file-system benchmark results, the performance overall is very nice for this new file-system. However, as shown by the Dbench result, the data might not always be writing to the disk right away compared to other Linux file-systems. ...
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