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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] Adaptive Caching
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 09:18:43 GMT

On Monday, Jul 28, 2003, at 17:24 Europe/Rome, Hunsberger, Peter wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi <> wrote:
>> NOTE: this is a refactoring of an email I wrote 2 1/2 years
>> ago.
> <snip on entire contents/>
> Stefano,
> had a little more time to read this last week:
> Memphis got hit by some 85 mph winds, no power at our house for a week
> yet, but I have a printed copy...
> (See
> slideshow.cfm?type=GOMEMPHIS&ID=stormpics
> &NUM=8 for an idea of what we got hit with; as of writing this slides
> 50, 51, 57 are from just down the block. We had one fence broken, some
> torn up screens, one air conditioner damaged, but amazingly no other
> damage to our house.)
> The little reading I fit in between moving tree branches off our
> property  triggered more ancient memories on paging algorithms.   
> Instead
> of trying to dig up my old notes and books I did a Goggle on "paging
> algorithm" and found lots of good references that I think may be of  
> some
> use.  In particular note:
> Essentially, you can treat Cocoon as having multiple applications
> (pipelines) producing working sets (SAX streams) and directly apply the
> tons of research done in this area.

I'll look into the concepts. Thanks.

> You do have to introduce the
> concept of "page size", but this can be arbitrarily small or perhaps
> using some (average?) OS page size might be reasonable?
> If you do the Google search you'll notice the references to randomized
> paging algorithms.   I didn't chase these very far other than to
> determine that at least one author shows that they can perform as good
> as conventional algorithms but not as good as the theoretical best.

I still don't understand why you consider my approach randomized  
because, IMO, using a random function to simulate (inferentially  
updated) probability of behavior is not equivalent to a random behavior.


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