Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
keithp at keithp.com
Thu Jul 8 02:43:11 EEST 2004
Around 0 o'clock on Jul 8, Mike Hearn wrote:
> If we have a process that does nothing but sit around watching
> directories that may never change and regenerate the cache, then we end
> up with lots of such processes.
Well, I wouldn't do it that way, but I suppose it's possible. Instead, I
suggest that applications which read the database first check timestamps to
see if the cached version is out of date and regenerate the cache at that
point themselves. A few stats at program startup time to avoid some bug
reports and mildly confused users seems like a good trade to me.
Assuming that files are not rewritten in place means you can use the
directory timestamp to note changes within that directory instead of
stat'ing every file.
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