When Linux SSD performance is discussed Intel SSD hardware always comes up, which is natural since it represents the next generation of SSD storage.
What I'm interested in, though, is not the expensive, big and fast SSDs like the Intel offering but the much cheaper and smaller Flash drives used in netbooks and the like. I'm writing this on an Eee 901 with two SSDs, a relatively fast 4GB system drive and a slower 16GB drive for user data. My understanding is that Linux performance on these drives is not quite optimal.
I currently use ext2 filesystems with the noop scheduler on my Eee, as this seems to be one of the better (at least faster) configurations. What I'd like is a fast, reliable and power-efficient filesystem/scheduler combination for a netbook. I don't have specific complaints about the current state of affairs, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't room for improvements considering that the current filesystems and schedulers were designed with spinning disks in mind.
Is there any development effort currently underway that would improve performance specifically on cheap netbook SSDs, or will the work discussed in the article be relevant for all kinds of SSDs?