[Server-devel] let's write a compiler!

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Tue Jul 10 11:14:14 EDT 2007

A student of Vivek Pai's at Princeton, Anirudh Badam, has been working
on an implementation (called HashCache) of what may be something

One of the major problems of existing caches has been that the ratio of
RAM required per megabyte of disk is way out of whack these days (disks
having grown much more quickly than RAM).  So to run any decent size
cache (say 100's of gigabytes), you need large amounts of RAM, a luxury
we don't.

When I last checked in with them less than a couple months ago, Anirudh
had running code, and was hoping something would be useful sometime this
                                - Jim

On Tue, 2007-07-10 at 09:22 -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> There are various patches to squid for IPv6 support.  The killer
> feature I want to see in any "new proxy server" is the ability to
> pre-seed content -- I'd like to install a local mirror of (say)
> http://education.br/FirstGradeTextBook in the cache.  Do you know who
> is working on this "new proxy server" and/or who to ask about who is
> working on it?  I've heard lots of vague discussion of apache and
> httpd, but I didn't know that anything had actually started being
> written.
>  --scott
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child

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