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Is btrfs slow?

Started by Kid_who_uses_debian, February 28, 2022, 02:38:40 PM

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Kid_who_uses_debian

They say that btrfs is slow. Is that correct?

Mad Penguin

The question doesn't warrant a yes or no answer - it depends on the context and how you use it.
See here; https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Filesystems-Benchmarked (https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Filesystems-Benchmarked)
More specifically, BTRFS does more work / has more features than many other filesystems, hence you would expect it to be slow(er) under some workloads.
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