MuyLinux pay enough attention to the section of the file systems that has evolved greatly in recent years on Linux and it seems to still have a healthy medium-term development.
While in Windows or Mac OS X file systems suffer only small changes between version and version in Linux appear more and better alternatives to help you get more out of our storage units.
That, however, returns to cause some confusion among users . When you have to choose the format of partition and what file system you use for your Linux installations, often pull from the default of every distribution, but the existence of alternatives raises the question of the traditional “What if …? .
clarify some of these doubts have arisen several articles comparing the performance of various file systems on different distributions. Usually these tests and from Phoronix Test Suite Phoronix of, but now comes a comparative MindPlusPlus in which we analyze the performance Btrfs, Ext2, Ext3, ext4, JFS, XFS ReiserFSy .
analysis is very good because at first explained in detail the options that you used to configure both the test system as file systems modified for these tests. However, the conclusions are too confusing , and indeed there seems no clear overall winner. In some tests emphasizes the individual winners, but not appear to be a global winner .
In any case, an interesting read. Do not miss it if you want to have something more clear where the shots go in the field of file systems.