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Re: [Bacula-devel] Accurate file project hash tables


On Mar 25, 2008, at 6:29 PM, Martin Simmons wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:23:17 -0400, Dan Langille said:
>>
>> On Mar 25, 2008, at 12:55 PM, Kern Sibbald wrote:
>>
>>> What do you think?  Any other ideas?
>>
>> Keep the data on disk.  Utilize the OS file-system caching.
>>
>> I don't know what structure to put it in.  But if the file is small,
>> it will fly.
>> If the data is large, the OS will do the caching for us and us as  
>> much
>> RAM as possible.
>
> There is a possible flaw in that logic: the disk cache might be  
> overloaded
> already due to the FD reading lots of files/dirs during the backup.

Noted.

Regardless, the OS is better at handling caching than we are.  :)


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