LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: David Newall <davidn@davidnewall.com>
To: Bernd Petrovitsch <bernd@firmix.at>
Cc: Dimitrios Apostolou <jimis@gmx.net>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: swap file over jffs2 partition
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:27:16 +1030	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47CAB23C.1010602@davidnewall.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1204458909.4078.30.camel@gimli.at.home>

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

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=47CAB23C.1010602@davidnewall.com \
    --to=davidn@davidnewall.com \
    --cc=bernd@firmix.at \
    --cc=jimis@gmx.net \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --subject='Re: swap file over jffs2 partition' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).