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FS2: dynamic data replication in free disk space for improving disk performance and energy consumption

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FS2: dynamic data replication in free disk space for improving disk performance and energy consumption
Disk performance is increasingly limited by its head positioning latencies, i.e., seek time and rotational delay. To reduce the head positioning latencies, we propose a novel technique that dynamically places copies of data in file system’s free blocks according to the disk access patterns observed at runtime. As one or more replicas can now be accessed in addition to their original data block, choosing the “nearest” replica that provides fastest access can significantly improve performance for disk I/O operations. We implemented and evaluated a prototype based on the popular Ext2 file system. In our prototype, since the file system layout is modified only by using the free/unused disk space (hence the name Free Space File System, or FS2 ), users are completely oblivious to how the file system layout is modified in the background; they will only notice performance improvements over time. For a wide range of workloads running under Linux, FS2 is shown to reduce disk access...
Hai Huang, Wanda Hung, Kang G. Shin
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where SOSP
Authors Hai Huang, Wanda Hung, Kang G. Shin
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