Home
Reading
Searching
Subscribe
Sponsors
Statistics
Posting
Contact
Spam
Lists
Links
About
Hosting
Filtering
Features Download
Marketing
Archives
FAQ
Blog
 
Gmane
From: Szakacsits Szabolcs <szaka-etPT3ZpR6ySHXe+LvDLADg <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: ntfs-3g-1.320-RC
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.file-systems.ntfs-3g.devel
Date: Tuesday 20th March 2007 00:29:20 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Hello,

This test release includes a new cluster/block allocator to improve large 
file performance in close to full and/or highly fragmented disk scenarios, 
and without negatively effecting old, unrelated performances, reliability 
and functionality.

This version is being tested for over two weeks, having positive feedbacks,

no apparent side-effects, and only improvements are visible which are 
sometimes quite impressive. For example to copy a CD ISO image in a 80% 
full disk scenario which is very fragmented gives the below performance 
numbers:

     COPIED         ntfs-3g-1.0  ntfs-3g-1.320-RC
    47251456   6%    14.91MB/s       16.93MB/s
    82116608  10%    11.68MB/s       15.52MB/s
   161447936  21%    10.95MB/s       11.62MB/s
   232718336  30%     8.28MB/s       13.55MB/s
   305463296  40%     4.33MB/s       12.74MB/s
   379387904  50%     2.21MB/s        9.78MB/s
   455671808  60%     1.45MB/s       12.66MB/s
   531693568  70%     0.95MB/s        9.95MB/s
   607453184  80%     0.59MB/s       11.64MB/s
   758628864 100%     1.40MB/s       11.43MB/s

 Time spent:           0:08:37         0:01:03
 Fragments (extents):     3129             143

Tiotest numbers with 4 threads give also an order improvement in similar 
conditions (0.782 MB/s vs 7.6 MB/s).

Please test it and report if you have problems. Otherwise this release 
candidate will be the next stable release after a week.

There are still quite many things which can be improved significantly. 
These are just the very first steps to address the most common wishes.

Happy news that the driver is available on NetBSD too!

	http://pkgsrc.se/filesystems/fuse-ntfs-3g

Major and more visible changes in this release:

  o  new: --disable-ldconfig configure option
  o  new: use the 'nonempty' FUSE mount option by default, so the driver 
     behaves as the in-kernel file systems
  o  fix: fakeraid/softraid detection was incorrect
  o  change: performance improvement for writing large files (new block 
     allocator)
  o  change: manual update, added access handling, security section

The release candidate can be downloaded from

        http://ntfs-3g.org/

Many thanks to Dominique L Bouix, Elmar Hanlhofer, Emmanu Andre, 
Miklos Szeredi, Lucas Neves Martins Satto, iViKeN, Csaba Henk, Florent 
Mertens, Alexey Marushchenko, Andreas Hanke, Cyberjean, Gregor Gorjanc, 
Michal Piotrowski, NorthBear, ShadowOfGed, Chucker, Antti Kantee, 
xtraeme, Alistair Crooks, Joerg (Kano) Schirottke, Flávio Moringa, 
Alexey Marushchenko, and Martin Olsson.

Happy testing,
		Szaka

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Take Surveys. Earn Cash. Influence the Future of IT
Join SourceForge.net's Techsay panel and you'll get the chance to share
your
opinions on IT & business topics through brief surveys-and earn cash
http://www.techsay.com/default.php?page=join.php&p=sourceforge&CID=DEVDEV
 
CD: 3ms