[uWSGI] Flat file caching in subdirectories

Curtis Maloney curtis at tinbrain.net
Mon Jul 11 03:02:44 CEST 2016

Two things come to mind to contribute to this discussion.

1. Early on, you talk of how many millions of pages you have... 
typically, caching is the tradeoff of only holding the most in-demand 
pages, not all of them... so don't worry if you can't manage to store 
all of them.

2. Most file systems don't handle a large number of file in one dir 
efficiently [some use btrees or other indices, but still], so using a 
tree of directories based on either (a) a fixed prefix of the 
key/filename or (b) a hash of that, can often significantly speed things.

And another thought occurs... if you compress the content as you write 
it, uwsgi may be able to ship if compressed for you without any work. 
In fact, if you cache into the right place you can have static-serve do 
all the lookup for you [but not expiration...]


On 11/07/16 10:58, Tim van der Linden wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:44:44 -0700
> John Burk <jburk at pipelinefx.com> wrote:
> Hi John
> Thanks for the reply.
>> Not a direct answer to your question, but another thing to avoid; with that
>> many files, be careful that your filesystem doesn't run out of inodes.  Had
>> that happen in scenarios with many many small tables in MySQL.
> A fair warning indeed, this bit me once before too :)
> I tried to prepare for that this time around when setting up the filesystem, it has roughly 190 million available inodes so I should be safe for some time to come.
>> John Burk
>> jburk at pipelinefx.com
> Cheers,
> Tim
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