Gentoo Archives: gentoo-performance

From: Tad Glines <tad@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-performance@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-performance] ramdisk
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 02:47:10
Message-Id: 002601c4b7e1$69f36560$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-performance] ramdisk by Bart
> Bart wrote: > > Hrm... I've been wondering how much of a hard drive relief > it would be to put the metadata of the top x most accessed > files or just up to y MB in of it ramdisk. Considering hard > drive flutter is a major bummer to performance these days, > doing a flutter for common filesystem *meta*data seems > rather silly - and a /lot/ of programs stat() way like crazy.
This has already been approached. See ( for details. Basically the mete-data and small files are stored in battery backed RAM. They showed huge performance increases. -Tad -- gentoo-performance@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-performance] ramdisk Bart <scarfboy@×××××.com>