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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: [PATCH] pre-cache database file to improve resp

From: Petr Ovtchenkov
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: [PATCH] pre-cache database file to improve response time
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:23:19 +0300
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On Wednesday 22 March 2006 06:50, Joe Wilson wrote:
> I find this to be a strange and unconvincing argument.
> Monotone developers may find it offensive, but many of its 
> users who currently have issue with the speed of monotone would not.
> If you have the free RAM available, you might as well put it to
> use to speed up your operation. Let the user have the freedom
> to decide. Why should a user needlessly wait for a command if
> they've got 1 or 2 gigs of RAM at their disposal?

'Free' RAM is a myth. On working system there is no 'free' memory.
And the best point for making decision about page replacement/dumping
to swap/etc is a OS's scheduler and memory management module. You are in
the multitask OS, not in the monitor (like DOS).

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