[RndTbl] libEAT-MY-DATA

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson helgi at binary.is
Mon Apr 4 08:47:59 CDT 2011

That's pretty cool. Crazy, but cool.

Kind regards,
Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson
helgi at binary.is

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:

>  Just came across this: libeatmydata.
> http://www.flamingspork.com/projects/libeatmydata/
> Disables fsync, open(O_SYNC) and friends.  Can speed up certain
> applications by a factor of 100x or more under certain circumstances.
> Library so named (libEAT-MY-DATA) because of the obvious danger.  Use at own
> risk.
> Interesting concept, possibly a valid option when you *know* you can
> recreate the data trivially (and crash-consistency therefore doesn't
> matter), or where maximum possible performance is substantially more
> important than complete loss of data.  If you use it just to "make my
> database go faster", well, you deserve what you get.
>   --
> Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net>
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