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Default [Q] f2fs and ext4

Could someone tell me the differences between f2fs and ext4? And what's better?
 
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I can be a smart a$$ and tell you to "google it", but I don't like that attitude

I came across f2fs when using devil kernel, and from readings, it seems f2fs is a new file system created by samsung to replace ext4 for mobile devices, as it is supposed to be faster, and a couple of articles claimed that it was when used on the motorola X (I think...) than standard ext4.

Basically it was a tradeoff between faster boot times (ext4) and a faster overall system (f2fs), and when I tested it on 4.3 stock roms with devil kernel, I can honestly say I saw improvement, but the whole process (special recovery, special kernel, modifying update scripts for roms not to format back to ext4 before flashing, or going through the whole ext4-2-f2fs cycle after every update) was hell, and I consider myself an above-average user.

So until it is made a bit easier or more user friendly, I'd stay away, as the performance boost is not worth the hassle for the normal-user.

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I can be a smart a$$ and tell you to "google it", but I don't like that attitude

I came across f2fs when using devil kernel, and from readings, it seems f2fs is a new file system created by samsung to replace ext4 for mobile devices, as it is supposed to be faster, and a couple of articles claimed that it was when used on the motorola X (I think...) than standard ext4.

Basically it was a tradeoff between faster boot times (ext4) and a faster overall system (f2fs), and when I tested it on 4.3 stock roms with devil kernel, I can honestly say I saw improvement, but the whole process (special recovery, special kernel, modifying update scripts for roms not to format back to ext4 before flashing, or going through the whole ext4-2-f2fs cycle after every update) was hell, and I consider myself an above-average user.

So until it is made a bit easier or more user friendly, I'd stay away, as the performance boost is not worth the hassle for the normal-user.

just my 2cents
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thank you very much
Indeed. I've always stuck with ext4 on android, but wondered whether I should investigate. Was disillusioned by their dreadful RFS on my i9000. Will keep an open mind to trying it one day in the future.
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