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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: Enough object store crap, let's get serious
Date Mon, 24 May 2004 19:51:53 GMT

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Need I say more? ;-)
> Now, the only problem is that this requires java 1.4.2 because of memory 
> mapped files.
> If you ask me, this feature, alone, is enough for throwing 1.3 down the 
> drain. I mean, if you are running a serious web site and you need tons 
> of cache, and you are still using 1.3, well this is simply not our 
> problem and you should be investing to migrate because that's going to 
> save you tons of headackes anyway.
> BerkeleyDB is an ACID database without the client/server overhead and 
> without fancy querying abilities. Everybody and their dog knows that 
> BerkeleyDB is the de-facto standard for storing tons of information in a 
> reliable and efficient way.
> I think we should use BerkeleyDB for the cocoon object store and at this 
> point, even the transient/non-transient nature of things could not be 
> needed anymore because we can use memory-mapped files or hybrid-memory 
> cached file backends.
> This means that you can forget about your cache. You can showdown your 
> cocoon and restart it and the entire thing would be there as it was before.
> Who's with me?

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