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Subject: Re: Default settings for the release

Re: Default settings for the release

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:27:40 -0000

> 2008/12/18 pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>:
>>> The Directory Cache takes a small amount of memory away from Rockbox
>>> that would otherwise be used to buffer music, but it speeds up
>>> navigation in the file browser by eliminating the slight pause between
>>> the time a navigation button is pressed and the time Rockbox responds.
>>
>> Hmm, this implies that it only affects the file browser. In reality,
>> Dircache seems to speed up all disk access - or am I just being placebo
>> effected?
>>
> it does low level caching... so its all file accesses...

Hi, so does using dircache lower the number of times the disc has to spin
up?
Also, I hope that the author of patch 9621 gets that sorted, as I always
hate disc access, as I am very concious that my 140 is getting old.
Received on 2008-12-17


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