Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 18:42:39
On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Ken Hornstein wrote:

> Depends what the definition of "better" is.  Linux advocates claim
> that non-synchronous metadata writes is a feature, and is a big
> performance gain.  I'm not a filesystem guru, nor do I claim to be
> one on TV, so I can't evaluate this claim on any technical merits.
> What do other people think?

It does give a nice performance boost on most filesystems (on Solaris we
see a 20-40% gain on our newsserver). I have not checked the kernel
sources, but the linux man pages say that they support sychronous writes
on ext2fs, if mounted with that option.