Erik Osterman e at
Wed May 9 05:58:14 UTC 2007

Right, this is along the same lines, but not generalized. They made 
Lighty Memcache aware, but that doesn't do much for other applications, 
e.g. our XSLT processor which can only access files. Further more, since 
it's not generalized, the cached data cannot easily be shared by many 
unrelated applications. So, if different applications employ their own 
Memcache caching strategy, a lot of memory is waisted on duplicate data. 
Though, embracing this idea, one could use Lighty + modmemcache + webdav 
+ fuse but that sounds very slow :)


Erik Osterman

Rob Sharp wrote:
> Hi all,
>> Curious if anyone has gone down the route of creating a fuse filesystem 
>> implementation around Memcache, kind of along the lines of CacheFS.
> It looks like others have had similar thoughts - lighttpd have a 
> mod_memcache module which caches small files in memory for faster access.
> "Serving several thousands small files for lighttpd is quite 
> challenging. Operating System has to do a lot of random access, which 
> increase io-wait. mod_mem_cache is the plugin which stores content of 
> files in memory for faster serving. It's more configurable than OS 
> buffers (at least, linux buffers), in some cases yields better 
> performance.
> For example, you can configure it to cache files smaller than 5 kb, 
> just cache files with a specific mime type or different strategies to 
> free memory when the configured limit has been reached."
> Thanks,
> Rob.
> *Rob Sharp*
> Lead Developer
> Sound Alliance
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