BinaryDataContainer swapping ? ...

Noel Grandin noelgrandin at
Mon Apr 3 10:20:18 UTC 2023

On Mon, 3 Apr 2023 at 10:50, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at>

>         Anyhow - I was doing some re-factoring of the BinaryDataContainer
> to encapsulate it better; and I was thinking of adding the ability to swap
> these out (which should be async), and to then read them back in on demand
> which (I hope) in the era of SSDs - should be extremely fast, although
> synchronous.
My view of this, is that

(a) we have had virtual memory for several decades now
(b) the OS already has a swap file, and optimised paths for dealing with

So we should just dump all of this explicit swapping to disk we do and let
the OS do its thing.
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