On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 07:28, Matt Davies wrote:
> This is the preferred method, but you could create a memory disk if running
> linux. This has several caveats, though.
> 1. You may have to recompile the kernel for support.
> 2. You must store the database on a hard drive partition during reboots.
> 3. Because of #2 this option is generally useful if you have static content that
> is loaded to the MD upon startup of the system. 

And 4. You use twice as much memory - one lot for the FS, the second for
buffer cache.

It's generally going to be slower than simply doing some typical queries
to preload the data into buffer cache, I think.


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