[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/nondist/sandbox/spambayes GBayes.py,1.7,1.8

Zack Weinberg zack@codesourcery.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 22:58:25 -0700

On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 01:35:56AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> What I'm starting to test now is a refactoring of the program where it
> spawn a daemon version of itself first time it's called.  The daemon
> eats the wordlists and stays in core fielding requests from subsequent
> program runs.  Basically an answer to "how you call bogofilter 1K
> times a day from procmail without bringing your disks to their knees"
> problem" -- persistence on the cheap.

For use at ISPs, the daemon should be able to field requests from lots
of different users, maintaining one unified word list.  Without
needing any access whatsoever to user home directories.