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Subject: Re: Dircache

Re: Dircache

From: Alex Parker <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:36:49 +0200

On 18/06/10 23:07, Paul Louden wrote:
> On 6/18/2010 4:02 PM, Alex Parker wrote:
>> I've just tried it with the HVSC, plus ~90 GB of mp3/ogg files on my
>> gigabeat S for a total of ~62k files, and dircache is fine. It did a
>> foreground scan on the first reboot after copying the HVSC over, but
>> only the once. It is reporting itself initialised with 62500 entries
>> (and is using a massive 3822696 bytes). Browsing files seems fine too.
>> Alex
> I didn't have a 64MB target at the time this was originally a problem.
> Maybe try it on a 32MB. The problem is when dircache can't initialize,
> it does a foreground scan each boot. This may have been fixed, but if it
> isn't, was one of the problems with enabling it by default. Of course,
> it may be better now, which would be great. Just mean if I recall one of
> the problems was that it'd be nice if it'd disable itself after some
> means of recognizing that it can't initialize.

Also fine on e200v1 - 37690 files, 2134764 bytes cache. I don't have
(or more accurately can't find) a lower memory target to test it on (I
think it is disabled for the very low mem targets anyway?).

Received on 2010-06-18

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