What Didn't Make The Cut For The Linux 3.8 Kernel
Phoronix: What Didn't Make The Cut For The Linux 3.8 Kernel
While there's a lot of features that are new to the Linux 3.8 kernel as covered in The Feature Overview For The Linux 3.8 Kernel, there's also several promising new features and functionality that didn't make the cut for this next kernel release...
How about bcache/flashcache?
What I have been waiting for is bcache, or something along those lines. It would allow people to use small (and cheap) SSDs for caching without jumping through a ridiculous amount of hoops to sort out their files.
So now we have bcache and flashcache, both as separate patches and (as far as I can tell) not particularly up-to-date. I also seem to remember reading a post about someone working on a dm-raid alternative for SSD caching...
Is there any process in that front?