Re: Performance issues(Linux Filesystems)

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 12:44:01 +0200 (GMT)

Simon Amor wrote:
> Oskar Pearson wrote:
> >
> > > ->Is anyone developing some kind of "Multimedia Filesystem" for Linux,
> > > thinking in squid as a potential use ??
> > hmm - there were thoughts about creating a "huge file" that had it's
> > own internal squid-specific structure to get around the lag that you
> > get when you "open" and "close" files... there were various problems
> > with this...
> DNEWS (a caching news proxy with prefetching etc) stores the news
> spool in larger files than INN by putting about 100 articles into
> each file - I don't know anything else about how it works, but I
> guess this sort of thing might work with squid. You'd have to have
hmm - don't really think so, unless we have async io on all platforms...

> some kind of indexing function so that information from the same site
> was stored in one file and squid kept say 10-15 files open at any one
> time, closing the least recently used when it had to open another.
Are fseek() etc automatically async on all platforms?

> Just an idea, I'd not fancy implementing it.
Shouldn't be incredibly difficult...

Received on Fri Jun 20 1997 - 03:45:47 MDT

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