1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

FlashFire: Buffer-Based Write Reordering For SSDs

Free Software

Published on 03 December 2012 02:19 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
3 Comments

FlashFire is a buffer-based write reordering layer for SSDs on Linux, which can lead to greater disk performance for flash-based storage devices.

The FlashFire description according to the Google Code project site is "In many flash storage devices, write performance can be surprisingly enhanced by changing the order of requests in a proper way. However, the current OS storage software stacks are not fully exploiting this opportunity. In this project, we propose and design FlashFire, a low level per-device buffering layer having a dedicated purpose of write request reordering in Linux."

While this is an interesting write reordering layer for Linux, the GPLv2-licensed code hasn't been touched in nearly two years.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. GeForce GTX 750 Series: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance
  2. GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290 OpenGL On Ubuntu 15.04: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D
  4. Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source
  5. Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell
  6. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
Latest Linux News
  1. Libinput 0.15 Adds New Debug Events Utility
  2. Qt 5.5 Beta Is Coming Soon, Snapshot Released
  3. Steam Linux Usage Drops Below 1%
  4. Many OpenGL ES 3.1 Commits Land In Mesa
  5. HHVM 3.7 Brings More Performance Improvements
  6. Experimental DragonFlyBSD Code Adds Broadwell Graphics
  7. Virt-Manager 1.2.0 Brings OVMF/AAVMF Support For UEFI In VMs
  8. Interesting GSoC 2015 Projects: Wine D3DRM, GameStream, NaCL Fun
  9. An Ubuntu Phone Will Ship This Year With The Converged Unity Experience
  10. Ubuntu 15.10 Is Codenamed The Wily Werewolf
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Trying Out Microsoft Visual Studio Code On Linux
  2. Microsoft Releases New Code IDE For Linux!
  3. Improvements On The Way For GNOME's Nautilus File Manager
  4. A Lot Of Improvements Are Coming For Mir 0.13, Including Work Towards Libinput
  5. Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 Released
  6. Mono 4.0 Makes Use Of Microsoft's Open-Source Code, C# 6.0
  7. Wayland 1.8 Alpha Release Delayed
  8. Lucid Sleep Support Is Being Worked On For The Upstream Linux Kernel