[Mailman-Users] Large List Considerations

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Fri Feb 6 01:19:44 CET 2004

At 12:06 AM +0100 2004/02/06, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:

>  Which raises the question if simply adding the RAM to the system thus
>  increasing the disk cache (and not dedicated to just one part of the app
>  and - given the above description - wasting 50% of it almost completely,
>  not considering fault-tolerance and similar) won't be as good (if not
>  batter)´?

	Any cache is going to have to hit the disk at some point, and 
disks are many orders of magnitude slower than RAM.  Moreover, 
coordinating that effort of periodically hitting the disk would 
really, really slow things down.  Using pure RAM really will be more 

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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