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Old 10-31-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Post [Solved] ICH and BIOS type dependency for Boot time acceleration using SSD


Hi,

I'm writing code for accelerating boot time for linux.I am using SSD for Caching.
I have pre-OS(assembly code) to redirect certain IOs to SSD during boot.


I'm interested to know-

1. Is it necessary to have ICH10 chipset to enable boot acceleration?
2. How do I support both UEFI and BIOS to access my code and cached data on SSD


~~~Edited~~~
Answers:
1. No
2. Need to explore no details yet.

Last edited by ThomasIvan; 11-09-2012 at 03:45 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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If by 'SSD caching' you mean 'Smart Response Technology' (SRT), then no, you cannot use it with linux. Its proprietary, there is no linux support, its windows only.

BTW, ICH10 isnt the requriement for SRT. You need a Z68 (or newer) chipset.

There are linux native SSD caching projects, like bcache-

http://bcache.evilpiepirate.org/

While I've never used bcache, dont expect bcache to perfrom the same as SRT does, e.g., as far as I know bache will have very little effect on boot times.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

By SSD caching , I do not mean Intel SRT but I'm implementing a similar utility to support Linux.

But i don't understand is that ICH10 wiki says it supports ssd caching on board?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O_Controller_Hub
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Turbo_Memory

---------- Post added 11-01-12 at 04:36 AM ----------

Thanks for the response.

By SSD caching , I do not mean Intel SRT but I'm implementing a similar utility to support Linux.

But i don't understand is that ICH10 wiki says it supports ssd caching on board?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O_Controller_Hub
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Turbo_Memory
 
Old 11-01-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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The section of the ICH10 on wiki doesnt actually say 'ssd caching'.

Intel Turbo Memory, ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive are AFAIK windows only, and are the basis for 'Smart Response Technology'. In that case, yeah, you need the drivers and support from windows.

If you write from scratch a linxu native SSD caching system, ICH10R would not be a requirement. Unless you wanted it that way.
 
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Oh! .. Thanks..
That cleared my doubts..
 
  


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