Soft Updates: A Technique for Eliminating Most Synchronous Writes in the Fast Filesystem

@inproceedings{McKusick1999SoftUA,
  title={Soft Updates: A Technique for Eliminating Most Synchronous Writes in the Fast Filesystem},
  author={Marshall K. McKusick and Gregory R. Ganger},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track},
  year={1999}
}
Increasing performance of CPUs and memories will be squandered if not matched by a similar performance increase in HO. While the capacity of Single Large Expensive Disks (SLED) has grown rapidly, the performance improvement of SLED has been modest. Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), based on the magnetic disk technology developed for personal computers, offers an attractive alternative to SLED, promising improvements of an order of magnitude in performance, reliability, power… CONTINUE READING
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