On 22.09.2010 12:01, Daire Byrne wrote:
There is actually a VERY easy solution nowadays. SSD(s)
It doesn't matter if files are continuous or not, SSDs don't care (at
least the better ones)
If you care about "worst case" write performance, zap the whole thing
before usage (a.k.a.: trim) and write in chunks that are sized and
aligned to erase-blocks (or just write in big chunks like 1MB or more).
That should be more or less be enough to prevent latency spikes, that
CAN plague SSDs.
What exactly you need obviously depends on the usual factors:
Needed sustained read/write bandwith, size, money, etc. etc.
Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.