Winmodem-like solid state storage
Posted Apr 10, 2009 18:34 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, part 2
Parent article: Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, day 2
Also, how long until flash drives go the "WinModem" route, exposing a raw interface and putting all the smarts in an OS driver?
As I understand it, that'd be a very good thing for Linux
But in the Winmodem route, the raw interface is a secret and specific to a small subset of devices, and the manufacturer doesn't write any Linux drivers. That's all pretty bad for Linux, isn't it?
On the other hand, assuming flash storage lasts (doesn't get replaced by a different solid state storage technology that has different characteristics), I do expect it to eventually grow an interface optimized for driving flash (i.e. low level) rather than use an interface designed for disk drives, and then we could get the advantages of running more of the logic in the client and less in the storage device.
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