[CentOS] Centos/Linux Disk Caching, might be OT in some ways

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Sun Jan 24 18:21:14 UTC 2010


Noob Centos Admin wrote:
> I'm trying to optimize some database app running on a CentOS server
> and wanted to confirm some things about the disk/file caching
> mechanism.

If you want a fast database forget about file system caching,
use Direct I/O and put your memory to better use - application
level caching.

nate



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