RAID vs. cachedirs

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 18:41:30 +0100

There was recently a discussion where I think Ong touched on whether
cache_dirs were better than RAID. I've looked in the mail archive, and that
was the only mention.

Does anyone have any feedback as to which is better for large caches - RAID,
"soft" RAID (like md for Linux, assuming it interleaves writes across
disks), or multiple cache_dirs.

Bear in mind that by the time this large cache comes about, Squid 1.1, with
its two-tier directories will probably be out.

On a similar note, are Mark Treacy's performance patches integrated into
1.1? Will they be before its released?


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Received on Fri Aug 16 1996 - 10:43:28 MDT

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