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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
i think the point is that the data that gets cached can and does change every 30 minutes, so caching
doesn't really help. all 5 servers in the rsync.gentoo.org rotation are currently running rsync out
of ram. i think i can safely say they wouldn't be nearly as fast as they are, running off a hard
disk. besides, ram is cheap and has a small footprint (smaller blocks) using ramdrive, why not use it.
Georgi Georgiev wrote:
> maillog: 01/12/2004-14:06:11(-0700): Rob Baxter types
>>OS: gentoo of course. 2.6 kernel (gentoo-dev-sources)
>>Filesystem: reiserfs. in my experience, ext3 may be the norm, but it is
>>I highly recommend vsftpd if you're running an ftp mirror, it's very secure
>>Besides the obvious, it is also extremely fast and can take a beating.
>>There are a few handy config files here:
>>http://criticaldamage.com/forum/ - Linux/Config Share
>>the most useful for you would probably be the rsync server run from a
>>ramdrive, which is so much faster than disk it's not funny and the the
>>vsftpd config if you choose to use it.
> Naaah, ramdrive. The whole thing is constantly cached anyway if you have
> enough RAM (1GB does the job in my case). It of course depends on how
> busy your rsync server is, but if it's not -- why do you care about
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