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Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxxx>,
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Subject: Re: Intel X25-E running Linux using XFS
On Sat 13 Dec 2008 09:23:19 NZDT +1300, Justin Piszcz wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>> Due to the 100k write cycle lifetime, I will not be performing any more
>>> benchmarks on the SSD itself, such benchmarks are available on
>>> techreport.com but just wanted to send out the smart data for the
>>> smartmontools list and point out it is working with linux+ich7+xfs.
>>> Overall, whenever I do anything now its just like the entire machine is
>>> sitting in a ramdisk (similar when you boot knoppix and load to ramdisk).
>>> The techreport benchmarks are here:
>> Actually I'd like to know... how does it behave during powerfails
>> while it is being written to?
>> Flashes I seen (USB / SD) developed bad sectors in that case, and
>> ext2/ext3 can't handle that. (And I don't think xfs can handle that
> I have a UPS for all of my machines, so that will not be a problem in my
> case. I do not wish to trash a $720 SSD or my current install, if someone
> else wants to try feel free though :)
> With barriers, presumably it would be safe-- but as always, a UPS/and
> barriers and/or RAID, there is no excuse not to have regular backups incase
> of a failure at any time..
> I do recall however one instance where there was an apt-get dist-upgrade
> going and the power was cut to a machine on purpose (before/not using
> barriers) and suffice to say-- it got mucked/suffered many corruptions
> all over the place.
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