XFS

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XFS is Silicon Graphics' "Next Generation Journalled 64-Bit Filesystem With Guaranteed Rate I/O" designed for IRIX based systems. XFS uses the standard inodes, bitmaps and blocks, and is compatible with EFS and NFS filesystems.


XFS Features

According to the XFS white paper it has;

  • Scalable features and performance from small to truly huge data (petabytes)
  • Huge numbers of files (millions)
  • Exceptional performance: 500+ MBytes/second
  • Designed with log/database (journal) technology as a fundamental part not just an extension to an existing filesystem
  • Mission-critical reliability


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