Future storage technologies and Linux
Posted Apr 7, 2011 6:15 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
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But if you write your Linux driver to bypass the processor on your high-end disk, you're almost guaranteed to have a lower-performance system than the Windows competition, because you're forcing the main CPU to do all the work.
Now, if there were a way to write free firmware to run on that high-end dedicated ARM processor with 1Gb memory, that would be cool. So maybe the way to go is to start by assuming that you'll do that, then figure out what the interface should be between the host and the dedicated disk processor. Then both the FLOSS people and the proprietary people could program to that interface.
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