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bcache-tools 1.1-0.096d205

Tools for the Linux kernel block layer cache

This package contains user-space utilities to create and inspect bcache partitions. It's rather minimal as bcache is designed to work well without configuration on any system.

Linux's bcache lets one or more fast block devices, such as flash-based SSDs, to act as a cache for one or more slower (and inexpensive) devices, such as hard disk drives or redundant storage arrays. In fact, bcache intends to be a superior alternative to battery-backed RAID controllers.

Bcache is designed around the performance characteristics of SSDs and tries to minimize write inflation. It's file-system agnostic and does both write-through and write-back caching.


Install bcache-tools 1.1-0.096d205 as follows:

guix install bcache-tools@1.1-0.096d205

Or install the latest version:

guix install bcache-tools

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.