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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0/NSPR
Date Wed, 09 Sep 1998 20:29:24 GMT
On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:

> 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. :-)

No, honest.  Especially with modern vm systems, the most efficient way for
your application to differentiate can sometimes be to not.

> 
> > 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? :-)

It works fine, you just have to sharpen the fingers first or else they
don't go in very well and tend to bend a bit eaily.


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