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From: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
To: Ric Wheeler <ricwheeler@gmail.com>, lsf-pc@lists.linux-foundation.org
Cc: Linux FS Devel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [LSF/MM/BPF TOPIC] durability vs performance for flash devices (especially embedded!)
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2021 11:05:22 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0e1ed05f-4e83-7c84-dee6-ac0160be8f5c@acm.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <55d3434d-6837-3a56-32b7-7354e73eb258@gmail.com>

On 6/9/21 3:53 AM, Ric Wheeler wrote:
> Consumer devices are pushed to use the highest capacity emmc class
> devices, but they have horrible write durability.
> 
> At the same time, we layer on top of these devices our normal stack -
> device mapper and ext4 or f2fs are common configurations today - which
> causes write amplification and can burn out storage even faster. I think
> it would be useful to discuss how we can minimize the write
> amplification when we need to run on these low end parts & see where the
> stack needs updating.
> 
> Great background paper which inspired me to spend time tormenting emmc
> parts is:
> 
> http://www.cs.unc.edu/~porter/pubs/hotos17-final29.pdf

Without having read that paper, has zoned storage been considered? F2FS
already supports zoned block devices. I'm not aware of a better solution
to reduce write amplification for flash devices. Maybe I'm missing
something?

More information is available in this paper:
https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3458336.3465300.

Thanks,

Bart.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-09 18:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-09 10:53 Ric Wheeler
2021-06-09 18:05 ` Bart Van Assche [this message]
2021-06-09 18:30   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-06-09 18:47     ` Bart Van Assche
2021-06-10  0:16       ` Damien Le Moal
2021-06-10  1:11         ` Ric Wheeler
2021-06-10  1:20       ` Ric Wheeler
2021-06-10 11:07         ` Tim Walker
2021-06-10 16:38           ` Keith Busch
     [not found]       ` <CAOtxgyeRf=+grEoHxVLEaSM=Yfx4KrSG5q96SmztpoWfP=QrDg@mail.gmail.com>
2021-06-10 16:22         ` Ric Wheeler
2021-06-10 17:06           ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-06-10 17:25             ` Ric Wheeler
2021-06-10 17:57           ` Viacheslav Dubeyko
2021-06-13 20:41 ` [LSF/MM/BPF TOPIC] SSDFS: LFS file system without GC operations + NAND flash devices lifetime prolongation Viacheslav Dubeyko

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