FLASH drives do need a scheduler policy
Posted Oct 1, 2004 0:45 UTC (Fri) by dmaxwell
In reply to: FLASH drives do need a scheduler policy
Parent article: Modular, switchable I/O schedulers
Technically that is true. However, the "killer app" for memory sticks is physically moving data from one system to another. Oftentimes, the systems are running different platforms. My stick can go from a Mac running OS 9 to Windows 2000 to Linux all in one day. My stick would be useless if I used a filesystem "aware of flash memory limitations". The BSDs and Linux offer an embarrassment of riches in filesystems. We can tailor filesystems to the job at hand; imagine that! If you want to move media between platforms then only one filesystem suffices regardless of it's (many) flaws.
I have to use FAT32 if I want to employ my stick as a universal device.
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