File Systems in Linux and FreeBSD: A Comparative Study

This paper compares file systems in Ubuntu Linux and FreeBSD and then analyzes the best utilization. The generic file systems, EXTended File System (EXT2) of Linux and Fast File System (FFS) of FreeBSD operating systems, are evaluated using benchmark tests. It is proposed that a better file system could be assembled and implemented for improving performance and reducing bottleneck with consideration of modern intricacies. File systems of FreeBSD and Linux are very similar in general, but there are a few differences. This paper finds certain aspects of both file systems lacking in keeping up with performance for I/O devices.

Provided by: Journal of Computing Topic: Software Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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