you're not going to believe this.

David Kelly dkelly at
Tue Jun 23 15:52:12 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:52:27AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:31:06AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > 
> > today we have huge flash disks for really cheap, but still don't
> > have native flash filesystem in any OS, be it FreeBSD or windoze or
> > mac os x or whatever.
> > 
> > This flash chips have to emulate hard drive, which slows them down
> > manyfold
> 	so is there any best guess regarding what timeframe a filesystem
> 	for freebsd might exist?  on the you-tube demo they were using
> 	[i think] XP.

Don't worry about it. Buy your SSD (Solid state Storage Device) and
mount with the noatime option. Don't let someone scare you away from the
99.8% solution waiting for the 99.9% solution.

As for "emulating a hard drive", its only slow relative to potential
FLASH speeds. Its fast relative to hard drive speeds. Writing may not be
as fast as a "real" HD, YMMV.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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