Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)
tdelaney at avaya.com
Wed Sep 24 00:34:26 CEST 2003
> From: Batista, Facundo [mailto:FBatista at uniFON.com.ar]
> The detail is that I *already have* the serialized object in disk, so:
> 1. Load the pickled object from disk (already must)
> 2. Unpickle the object to memory (already must)
> 3. Keep the "backup" pickled object in memory
> 4. ...
> 5. Pickle the object (already must)
> 6. Compare to the backup object
> 7. If different, write to disk (already must)
> So, the only overhead in the change of process is
> 1) keep the backup pickled object in memory: can do this if the
> memory space overhead is not too big.
> 2) compare the serialized objects: if is to prevent a
> disk access,
> makes the system faster.
So why not just try it? Set up a number of test cases, using various amounts of data, then see what happens.
It would take a lot less time to just set this up and try it than to ask questions that have no right answer.
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