FreeBSD 8.0 Performance (at Phoronix)

Robert N. M. Watson rwatson at
Thu Dec 3 03:16:56 UTC 2009

On 2 Dec 2009, at 04:01, Antony Mawer wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:
> ...
>> For tests that depend on file system namespace operations, seeing a
>> measurement comparing ZFS directly would be interesting; likewise, perhaps
>> using async file system mounts on FreeBSD without soft updates.  Jeff's
>> forthcoming journaling changes would also be interesting to consider, but
>> I'm not sure to what extent he'll see performance improvements, or whether
>> it's just about the consistency improvements for his SU+J work.
> Is there any information about what these journaling changes are or
> what they involve? I would be interested to keep tabs on any ongoing
> work being done on journalling for UFS...

I'm not aware of detailed public descriptions yet, but with any luck we'll hear more in the near future. I'm very much looking forward to seeing it make it into -current, with the usual understanding that these things take a while to shake out...


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