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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0/NSPR
Date Wed, 09 Sep 1998 20:26:16 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Alexei Kosut wrote:
> > > By the way, I think I'm going to take advantage of some time next week
> > > between when I stop working for C2Net and when I start school to play with
> > > apache-nspr, and to see how the Magic Cache idea we talked about at the
> > > core meeting last July might work with it. I've started looking at some
> > > freely-available cache engines like Harvest, seeing if perhaps there's
> > > code available somewhere we can use instead of writing our own.
> >
> > Do things like Harvest really help? If the "Magic Cache" ends up on disk
> > like a Harvest cache doesn't that rather defeat the object?
> 
> Memory and disk are the same thing.

Bollocks. :-)

> Heck, even FreeBSD's malloc() was designed for a "disk" first:
> 
>      The present allocation implementation started out as a filesystem for a
>      drum attached to a 20bit binary challenged computer which was built with
>      discrete germanium transistors.  It has since graduated to handle primary
>      storage rather than secondary.  It first appeared in its new shape and
>      ability in FreeBSD release 2.2.
> 
> <g>

I've got this hammer. It was designed for nails. Shall we see what it
does to fingers? :-)

Cheers,

Ben.

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