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Buffer Cache Management of Smartphones Exploiting Write-Only-Once Characteristics
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Buffer Cache Management of Smartphones Exploiting Write-Only-Once Characteristics
Kim, Dohee; Bahn, Hyokyung;
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This paper analyzes file access characteristics of smartphone apps and finds that a large portion of file writes are performed only once. Based on this observation, we present a new buffer cache management scheme that considers this characteristics. Buffer cache improves storage performance by maintaining hot file data in memory thereby servicing subsequent requests without storage accesses. However, it should flush modified data to storage in order to resist system crashes. The proposed scheme evicts cache data that has been written only once upon flushes, thus improving cache space utilization. Simulation experiments show that the proposed scheme improves cache hit ratio by 5-33% and power consumption by 27-92%.
Buffer cache;write reference;power consumption;smartphone;
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