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Date:	Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:22:24 -0700
From:	Matias Bjorling <m@...rling.me>
To:	device-mapper development <dm-devel@...hat.com>,
	snitzer@...hat.com, agk@...hat.com, neilb@...e.de,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH RFC v1 00/01] dm-lightnvm introduction

On 03/21/2014 02:06 AM, Joe Thornber wrote:
> Hi Matias,
> 
> This looks really interesting and I'd love to get involved.  Do you
> have any recommendations for what hardware I should pick up?

Hi Joe,

The most easily available platform is OpenSSD
(http://www.openssd-project.org). It's a little old, but still very
functional. When there's a good firmware implementation, I think it will
be easier for the custom SSD vendor's to jump on board with their own
firmware.

- Matias

> 
> - Joe
> 
> 
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:32:17PM -0700, Matias Bjørling wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Users that have custom firmware SSDs, may choose to expose their flash directly.
>> This allows the host to control logical to physical address mappings, garbage
>> collection strategy, wear-leveling, and so on.

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