[CentOS] ZFS

Tue Sep 16 17:03:08 UTC 2014
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 9/15/2014 16:54, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Sep 2014, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>   1. a throw-away line meant as a joke,

I didn't take it as a joke so much as a comment that where he works, 
high-end hardware is available for the asking.  SLC is the most 
expensive sort of SSD; if it's so readily available that he can joke 
about using them for paving tiles, he's pooh-poohing my observation that 
adding an SSD to a ZFS pool to accelerate it isn't free.  Where he 
works, it effectively *is* free.

Where *I* work, a freed-up second-hand 40 GB first-generation SSD is a 
welcome boon.

> Who gets to say that USB is
> an acceptable acronym while SLC is not? If you know, how does one become
> that person?

Prescriptivist lexicographers are popinjays that try to tell you what 
the legal words are.

The descriptivists are the real lexicographers, because they merely try 
to figure out which words are actually being used in a widespread 
fashion and try to document the meaning(s) of those words.  They 
understand how language actually works.

SLC is perfectly cromulent to a descriptivist.  It's in wide use in a 
large community, and a large fraction of that community agrees on its 

Keep in mind that there are only about 17,000 three-letter acronyms. 
Most will have conflicts.

Yes, most.  XQZ is yet unused according to http://www.acronymfinder.com/