LightNVM 2.0 Support Being Prepped For Linux 4.16
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 7 January 2018 at 07:22 AM EST. 1 Comment
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LightNVM is the abstraction layer within the Linux kernel for supporting open-channel NVM Express solid-state drives. LightNVM 2.0 is on the way.

LightNVM 2.0 is on the way and is currently available as a public draft specification. This updated specification will be released soon for dealing with these SSDs that leave management up to the operating system rather than the drive itself.

With the LightNVM updates for the block code targeting Linux 4.16, tentative LightNVM 2.0 support is in place. There is also now iostats support and other code improvements. For those interested in learning more about the open-channel SSDs and specification update, see this pull request and the LightNVM.io site and OpenChannelSSD on GitHub.

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