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An Intelligent Garbage Collection Algorithm for Flash Memory Storages

  • Long-zhe Han
  • Yeonseung Ryu
  • Tae-sun Chung
  • Myungho Lee
  • Sukwon Hong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3980)

Abstract

Flash memory cannot be overwritten unless erased in advance. In order to avoid having to erase during every update, non-in-place-update schemes have been used. Since updates are not performed in place, obsolete data are later reclaimed by garbage collection. In this paper, we study a new garbage collection algorithm to reduce the cleaning cost such as the number of erase operations and the number of data copies. The proposed scheme automatically predicts the future I/O workload and intelligently selects the victims according to the predicted I/O workload. Experimental results show that the proposed scheme performs well especially when the degree of locality is high.

Keywords

Garbage Collection Migration Cost Mobile Computer Garbage Collector NAND Flash 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Long-zhe Han
    • 1
  • Yeonseung Ryu
    • 1
  • Tae-sun Chung
    • 2
  • Myungho Lee
    • 1
  • Sukwon Hong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer SoftwareMyongji UniversityKorea
  2. 2.College of Information TechnologyAjou UniversityKorea

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