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From: David Newall <>
To: Bernd Petrovitsch <>
Cc: Dimitrios Apostolou <>,
Subject: Re: swap file over jffs2 partition
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:27:16 +1030	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> The wear-levelling only makes all erase blocks/chunks/... wear out at
> the same rate (at least more or less). It doesn't avoid or reduce
> wearing out, it just distributes it.

Surely a unit with one defective block and a squillion good blocks is
faulty.  Sure it is.  It has a fault, which is what it means to be
faulty.  Spread the wear of that one block over all squillion and one
blocks and you get a much longer lifetime.  It seems intuitive that
distributing wear significantly increases time to failure.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-02 13:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29  2:50 Dimitrios Apostolou
2008-02-29  8:43 ` Jörn Engel
2008-02-29 17:29   ` Dimitrios Apostolou
2008-02-29 19:57     ` Jörn Engel
2008-02-29  9:19 ` Bernd Petrovitsch
2008-02-29 18:13   ` Dimitrios Apostolou
2008-03-02 11:55     ` Bernd Petrovitsch
2008-03-02 13:57       ` David Newall [this message]
2008-03-03 14:19         ` Bernd Petrovitsch

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