Bcache is a Linux block layer cache that uses SSDs to cache other block devices.

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How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of different SSD to HDD cacheing options (dm-cache, flashcashe…)?

There appear to be various different technologies available to use an SSD to act as a cache for HHDs. The ones I know of: dm-cache (by Redhat - in the 3.9 Kernel, so it should be in ubuntu 13.10) ...
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“Device not found or ignored” when creating physical volume with bcache

I'm attempting to create an LVM volume on a bcache device, but getting "device not found or recognized", despite lsblk clearly showing the device, and bcache state showing "clean". OS is Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home

I have set up /dev/sda3 on my SSD to cache /dev/sdb3 on my HDD as /dev/bcache0 using bcache in Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). I have formatted it as ext4. I currently mount / (on my SSD) ...
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Using btrfs with bcache on /

I am using btrfs with bcache for / on Ubuntu 13.10. It's fast. Unfortunately, during normal boots the step "Scanning for btrfs filesystems" fails. To successfully boot I have to enter recovery mode ...
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Any chance of installing Ubuntu on existing bcache device formatted with btrfs?

I setup my system with btrfs as root file system to be able to install additional Linux systems later on (each with separate and small /boot partition) on separate subvolumes. Then I light-heartedly ...
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compressed block device

I wanted to experiment with combining bcache and a compressed block device on a hdd and seeing if this will speedup the boot time. Are there any means of compressing a block device at the block level? ...
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Identify SSD cache drive

I've just bought a crunchy piece of Asus N550LF laptop. The supplier claims that it comes with a secondary 16GB SSD drive, however it's neither listed in BIOS, nor can be seen in gparted as a ...
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Does using an extended cache improve performance?

Does using a extended cache (readyboost-like) improves the overall performance? I read a lot about it and some says that it's just for old machines with low RAM and also the 480mbit/s of usb2.0 was ...