[linux-elitists] A modest proposal: SSD disk acceleration in kernel.

Ruben Safir ruben@mrbrklyn.com
Sat Oct 25 17:32:10 PDT 2008


Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
> No more filesystems. Just objects and memory. 

Yeah - this is gibberish.  And how does the system find them?  Uhhh 
well, yah see, you
have this data and you keep tract of it ...

Yeah that is a database.

> Preferrably, no reboots
> either. You switch it on, and the system is back to the state where it
> was. The interesting part is how long you can live with GC before you're
> running out of space or wedge your system.
>
> I know this was an old hat in 1990s, but this is the time when we can actually
> do it. Smalltalk people wouldn't probably even blink.
>
>   
>> something like that, just use a database on a raw partition/disk, and
>> you can have it today.  To try to do that in a "native" filesystem is
>> just foolish.
>>
>> Objects, sheesh, what decade is this anyway...
>>     
>
> You mean, you're not sporting a bushy moustache, and wearing flares?
> I must have taken the wrong alternative reality branch somewhere...
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