Re: [dev] [sbase] sponge v2

From: Galos, David <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:50:07 -0400

> I'm failing to see the problem with loading everything into memory.

If the next step is "write that to a temp file" there is a big
problem. There's nothing wrong with the present tempfile approach.
It's reasonably fast, it's completely portable (so no crazy getrlimit
or /proc reading). Strace shows that that's how 'sed -i' works.

If on any system other than linux, I would consider loading into ram,
but because of memory overcommit, malloc never fails, the whole system
crawls to a halt, and the oom killer takes 20 minutes to put
everything back together. No thanks.
Received on Tue Jul 02 2013 - 21:50:07 CEST

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