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Revisiting Log-Structured File Systems for Low-Power Portable Storage

Weissel, Andreas; Scherl, Holger; Janda, Philipp; Bellosa, Frank


In this work we investigate the implica­tions on the energy consumption of different popular file systems and propose a novel, log-structured file system aiming at minimized energy consumption by avoiding expensive disk seeks and introduced laten­cies due to rotational delays. We show that the energy efficiency of file systems is heavily influenced by the underlying data layout and file organization. Guide­lines for a low power file system design are developed and evaluated with measurements of the energy con­sumption of a prototype implementation. As on-going work we investigate different approaches to free space management. We discuss design choices for the imple­mentation of a family of free space managers and their implications on energy consumption.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000048146
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Informatik (ITEC)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2005
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-481463
KITopen-ID: 1000048146
Erschienen in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage (IWSSPS 2005), San Francisco, CA, USA, March 2005
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