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A cost-aware page replacement algorithm for NAND flash based mobile embedded systems
- A cost-aware page replacement algorithm for NAND flash based mobile embedded systems
- Park J.; Lee H.; Hyun S.; Koh K.; Bahn H.
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- Embedded Systems Week 2009 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Conference on Embedded Software, EMSOFT '09
- Embedded Systems Week 2009 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Conference on Embedded Software, EMSOFT '09, pp. 315 - 324
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- NAND flash memory is widely used as secondary storage in mobile embedded systems such as cellular phones and digital cameras. These systems usually employ a compressed file system (CFS) to store system files which are fixed during the design phase, in combination with a normal file system to store data files. Since retrieving pages from a CFS requires additional decompression time, it is reasonable to grant them higher priorities when making a page replacement decision. In this paper, we present a new page replacement algorithm for NAND flash memory based embedded systems that considers asymmetric operation cost of each page. The proposed algorithm considers the decompression cost of a page from CFS as well as the asymmetric I/O costs of reads and writes in flash memory. To do this, the algorithm partitions the memory space into a read area, a write area, and a compressed area depending on different operation costs. The size of each area is then dynamically adjusted based on the change of access patterns and the contribution to reducing the I/O costs. Trace-driven simulations show that the proposed algorithm improves the I/O performance of mobile embedded systems significantly. Specifically, it reduces I/O time by 4.8-53.3% compared to widely acknowledged algorithms such as CLOCK, CAR, and CFLRU. Copyright 2009 ACM.
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