Every time I look at Phoronix its benchmarks get more hilarious. Why on earth is any benchmark including figures for LZO-compressing a pile of zeroes and then reporting the number of zeroes written out? What is that supposed to tell anyone? And then half their benchmarks have this hilariously useless figure on them. The things that might actually be useful for SSDs, like benchmarking sequential and random write against time or %-full, are simply not there (in both cases, things like 'how full does it need to get to get major garbage-collection-induced write rate reductions' and 'does it start throttling writes after a certain time' might be of interest).
Phoronix continues to appear to be written by someone who has heard of benchmarks but has no idea what constitutes a good one. :(
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