Re: Raw vs. cooked file systems for cache?

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 01:04:13 +0200


> I've been doing some reading on caching proxies, and most people state that
> you'll get better performance if you don't rely on the OS for your file
> system management and instead use raw filesystem space for storing the
> cache. Has anyone played with this for squid that is not reselling it (i.e.
> don't consider their code to be proprietary or trade secret)?

It has been discussed before on squid-dev. Stewart Foster (who did the
majority of the async-io support in Squid) was going to be doing this. He
eventually left, and someone there was going to develop a FS
for Squid in his place. I believe that this was Kevin Littlejohn
<>. had an alpha version that essentially got rid of
the FS: I am not sure of progress there.


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so much better if you don't. And how can anyone want to lose a minute -
a single minute of being alive?"				-- Think Twice
Received on Wed Jan 06 1999 - 15:39:02 MST

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