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Thread: Hot-Data Tracking Still Baking For The Linux Kernel

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    Still, I'm not really seeing the point of this. Any serious storage solution is going to use a caching mechanism for hot data.

    And it makes no sense in ordinary desktop use as a user concerned about performance would just use an SSD, where all accesses perform equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    Still, I'm not really seeing the point of this. Any serious storage solution is going to use a caching mechanism for hot data.
    And how will you cache if you donīt keep track the hot data ? Hot data tracking can be used both for caching and hot data migration.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    And it makes no sense in ordinary desktop use as a user concerned about performance would just use an SSD, where all accesses perform equally.
    The majority of Linux systems are not desktops. My personal fileserver at home has around 7 TB of data, that would be pretty expensive with just SSDs, my guess is that less than 10% of my data is "active", so hot data migration of these 10% to SSD would be ideal for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LasseKongo View Post
    The majority of Linux systems are not desktops. My personal fileserver at home has around 7 TB of data, that would be pretty expensive with just SSDs, my guess is that less than 10% of my data is "active", so hot data migration of these 10% to SSD would be ideal for me.
    QFT. I have similar data use, most of those TB of data are media files (movies, pictures, software iso files). The difference between 0.1ms and 750ms access times to them are basically unnoticeable (in fact, I'm planning to migrate to a MAID as I can live with a 10 second initial access time for a 90 minute movie...). My mail archive or DE profile files are completely different matter...

    A file system that was able to migrate data automagically would be a killer feature for any file server, IMNSHO.

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