Re: squidfs development?

From: Chris Wilson <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 18:52:25 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Alex Rousskov wrote:

> There is no SquidFS development going on at NLANR at this moment. If we ever
> get time to do it, we may look at a more portable solution. We were thinking
> about huge DB-style files with many documents stored within one file rather
> than patching kernels and such. DB-style files will eliminate overhead from
> open() system calls and make other optimizations possible.

This is the approach that most of the USENET news software is moving
towards. (Highwind Software's Cyclone and Typhoon products, as well as the
CNFS version of INN both make use of this). As far as news is concerned,
you end up with order-of-magnitudes of performance increases. But news is
a tad different in that you're getting a pretty decent flood of constant
incoming information. Squid probably does a lot more "hunting and


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