Race to power off harming SATA SSDs
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon May 8 08:40:11 PDT 2017
On Mon, 2017-05-08 at 13:50 +0200, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Mon, 08 May 2017 11:13:10 +0100
> David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2017-05-08 at 11:09 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > >
> > > You're forgetting that the SSD itself (this thread is about SSDs) also has
> > > a major software component which is doing housekeeping all the time, so even
> > > if the main CPU gets reset the SSD's controller may still happily be erasing
> > > blocks.
> > We're not really talking about SSDs at all any more; we're talking
> > about real flash with real maintainable software.
> It's probably a good sign that this new discussion should take place in
> a different thread :-).
Well, maybe. But it was a silly thread in the first place. SATA SSDs
aren't *expected* to be reliable.
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