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Re: WAPBL vs. lfs?

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 06:36:42PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> These [NVRAM] cards are *not* cheap.  Solid-state disks with SAS or
> SATA interfaces are likely to be a lot more cost-effective.  What
> would really rock would be firmware for one of the NVRAM-equipped RAID
> controllers that allowed small volumes to be created which existed
> only in the controller NVRAM.  I was discussing _that_ with an
> engineer at Mylex when they were eaten by several other companies in
> quick succession and, again, nothing came of it -- too bad.

I assume NVRAM can be straight memory- mapped, and that the latency and
bandwidth would be a lot shorter / higher than trundling through layers
of drivers to access an SSD on the other end of SATA or SAS.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |

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