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. Stephen
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