Some time ago I have configured a big file-server (Linux+samba) based on a *big* (near 1000GB) disk array storage connected via SCSI interface. Due to lack of time, I don’t have assembled all tests results into a readable format… for now! 🙂

The kernel used was Linux 2.4.21-27.0.2smp running on a dual p4 3.00GHz with 1024MB of RAM.

I have made some tests with dd and some others useful commands, counting the time needed to finish all commands.

ext3 filesystem

the format process take 8 minutes and 10.239 seconds

this is the *df* output just after the format on the target partition:

/dev/sda1 960412328 32828 911593312 1% /mnt/storage

jfs filesystem

the format process take 4.531 seconds

this is the *df* output just after the format on the target partition:

/dev/sda1 975661060 119348 975541712 1% /mnt/storage

reiserfs filesystem

the format process take 1 minutes and 30.158s seconds

this is the *df* output just after the format on the target partition:

/dev/sda1 975693992 32840 975661152 1% /mnt/storage
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