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From Abe White <awh...@bea.com>
Subject Data + Query cache
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2006 20:54:36 GMT
How does the list feel about turning the L2 data and query caches on  
by default?  Traditionally, Kodo always left them off by default,  
primarily because they required a "performance pack" license to run.

One downside of turning the caches on by default is that OpenJPA's  
behavior becomes less obvious.  Actions like refresh() that users  
might expect to hit the DB will often be intercepted by the cache  
instead.  It might confuse some users.  Also, OpenJPA will suck up  
more memory with the cache on than with it off.  And certain very  
naïve tests that don't utilize caching can be slightly slower.

Personally, I think providing new users / evaluators with potentially  
vastly increased performance outweighs the downsides._______________________________________________________________________
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