Am Sonntag, den 29.05.2005, 09:51 +0200 schrieb Andreas Jung:
> --On 29. Mai 2005 11:29:06 +0200 Christian Theune <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 21.05.2005, 17:38 +0200 schrieb Christian Heimes:
> >> Grab the Zope2 sources and read lib/python/OFS/ Zope's
> >> OFS.Image.Image class (and also Zope3's implementation) is using a so
> >> called possible large data class (Pdata) that is a subclass of
> >> Persistent.
> >>
> >> Pdata is using a simple and genious approach to minimize the memory
> >> usage when storing large binary data in ZODB. The data is read from a
> >> [...]
> >
> > Actually Pdata has some drawbacks. When the blobsupport branch gets
> > declared stable (I think it's not gonna happen in 3.4, but nobody told
> > me otherwise) we'll have really good blob support without this black
> > magic.

Especially the ZEO handling of blobs could be improved IIRC.
> The Pdata approach in general is not bad. I have implemented a CVS-like file
> repository lately where we store binary content using a pdata like 
> structure.
> Our largest files are around (100MB) and the performance and efficiency is 
> not bad
> although it could be better. The bottleneck is either the ZEO communication 
> or just the network.
> I reach about 3.5 MB/second while reading such a large file from the ZEO 
> server.

Thats not bad given that this might at least saturate most customers
downstream :)
Would a multi thread ZEO server improve anything here? Especially
with concurrent access?

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