[conspire] Why SSDs degrade

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Mon Sep 6 12:04:28 PDT 2010

Don Marti:
> begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 09:37:15AM +0100:
> > So they used the fast fixed-head ring-shaped disk for the most core
> > OS files, and used the slower large-volume disk packs for everything
> > else, mounting whole disk packs onto /home and /usr and /var and
> > wherever else they were likely to need lots of space.
> Man, everything you need to know about new technology you can learn
> from the Old School.  Today, on servers, it's fast-seeking SSDs and
> high-capacity spinning drives.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2738/3 is a typical trust-nothing tech
article, with those "let's just pretend you're not blocking ads"
keep-clicking-onward multi-page cliffhanger layouts, but it is an
interesting summary of why the fragmentation curve is so steep on SSDs,
and supports Linus's opinion you really shouldn't trust anybody but

I'd be interested to see this confirmed or refuted in a less irritating

BitKeeper, how quaint.
                -- Alan Cox

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