What would be great would be to get flash manufacturers to, optionally, allow the OS to access the flash media more directly as a MTD, which reflects the true nature of flash media. This way Linux folks can take advantage of MTD-specific file systems that can handle wear leveling in a very effective and open manner. (and probably get better performance, to boot) (runnning MTD file systems on top of Block-to-MTD emulation in software on top of MTD-to-Block emulation in hardware on top of MTD flash seems self-defeating..) This way for the 'industrial' flash people using the flash for performance reasons on Unix systems can get the most benefit while their Windows-using counterparts can continue to use that stuff to speed up swap file access and application pre-caching in Vista using the block emulation hardware.
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