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SubjectRe: [RFC] [DONOTAPPLY] [PATCH] enhanceio: STEC EnhanceIO SSD caching software for Linux kernel
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Also, where's the end user documentation?

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Kent Overstreet <koverstreet@google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com> wrote:
>>> This is a patch to migrate STEC's enhanceio driver out of their github
>>> repository and into the staging tree. From their README:
>>>
>>> "EnhanceIO driver is based on EnhanceIO SSD caching software product developed
>>> by STEC Inc. EnhanceIO was derived from Facebook's open source Flashcache
>>> project. EnhanceIO uses SSDs as cache devices for traditional rotating hard
>>> disk drives (referred to as source volumes throughout this document).
>>> EnhanceIO can work with any block device, be it an entire physical disk, an
>>> individual disk partition, a RAIDed DAS device, a SAN volume, a device mapper
>>> volume or a software RAID (md) device."
>>
>> What's your take on the benefits of this vs bcache ?
>
> I've been trying to review it it for cache coherency and consistency
> wrt. power failures, but the complete lack of high level documentation
> is making that difficult.
>
> I saw some benchmarks the other day where on writes EIO was faster
> than the raw device, which was... suspicious.


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