KS2007: Mini-summit reports
Posted Sep 6, 2007 9:44 UTC (Thu) by jengelh
Parent article: KS2007: Mini-summit reports
>So "object-based storage" devices are on the horizon, though several years away still. These drives, for all practical purposes, implement the filesystem themselves on the disk.
Today, I can choose what filesystem I want, and if performance sucks, it is the filesystem to blame. I can choose to replace the filesystem if I desire so. Now they want a hardware-based filesystem. Suppose it sucks as much as VFAT. Statistically, there is always at least one manufacturer who does not get things right. Then I would be stuck with a slow FAT. Software-based filesystems (e.g. in the kernel) would probably continue to exist, but suffer from the hardware filesystem. And exchanging harddisks is quite pricey compared to re-mkfs'ing. That is a no-thanks for now.
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