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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: more on locationmap caching
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:11:57 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Tim Williams wrote:
>> On 2/10/06, Tim Williams <> wrote:
>>> It seems to me that implementing CacheableProcessingComponent with an
>>> input module like LM isn't feasible since there's only one instance of
>>> it and it won't help us cache at the more granular level.  I think I
>>> confirmed that by following it through it's lifecycle this evening.
>>> Anyway, Ross is on to correcting the validity issue so I thought I'd
>>> spend some time on figuring out how to get away from our
>>> homegrown-hashmap-cache.  I think instead of trying to use the cocoon
>>> cache, the answer is to manage validity ourselves and go directly to
>>> the store.    This gets our little lm cache "managed" with the real
>>> cocoon store as i think it should be.
>>> The only problem that I can foresee is our current transient store is 
>>> set with:
>>> <parameter name="maxobjects" value="100"/>
>>> 100 seems extremely small to me anyway but I think if we started to
>>> use it for the lm, we'd find that it's definitely too small and would
>>> spend as much resources cleaning itself as to make it not worth it.
>>> Anyone know why it shouldn't be larger?
>>> Does storing lm cached hints in the transient store seem reasonable?
>>> Thanks,
>>> --tim
>> FYI. I'm not very keen on implementing it yet, but we may be forced to
>> decide just how important this is to us.  We'll see if I get any other
>> responses, but I'm not holding my breath...
> Thanks for following through Tim.
> I've been looking at the use of MultiSourceValidity. It's not trivial 
> unfortunately. The way mounted sitemaps are handled is causing problems 
> (simply put they are handled differently depending on whether they are 
> in a select or not). We need to refactor the handling of mounted 
> locationmaps.

That should read "the way mounted *locationmaps* are handled". This is a 
Forrest issue, not a Cocoon one.


> I've got a solution, but it seems "hacky". I want to find the time to 
> look at how Cocoon handles mounted sitemaps and see if we can learn from 
> that.
> With respect to the use of Cocoons store Vs. our current home grown 
> solution. I think it is unlikely that we will hit the memory limits 
> within the locationmap. The items we are storing are small (strings) and 
> the number is relatively low. Even in a very large site it is unlikely 
> to go beyond a few thousand items.
> If it becomes a problem we can reconsider.
> Speaking personally, I need the ability to invalidate the locationmap 
> tree when any of the mounted maps are changed. The move to 
> MultiSourceValidity will solve this problem. I'm not too concerned right 
> now about being able to control the locationmap cache from within the 
> sitemap, as long as we can control it from (which we 
> already can).
> Ross

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