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Full Article Attached New Mozilla Cache Lands!

Tuesday March 20th, 2001

The new cache, which will be used for HTTP, FTP, and the new imagelib (which uses part of the memcache for decompressed images) landed today. With this ground-up rewrite the loading of cached copies should be "significantly faster." Check out the full story for an excellent summary of this new cache from Gagan Saksena and to find out how you can help test the new cache.

UPDATE - there is a problem with the old cache that conflicts with the new cache. Before you run a build with the new cache, you should manually delete the contents of your cache directories. If you go back to an old build, you should perform the same duty again. For more information and to track the status of this see the bug.


#9 Re: Is Mozilla cache redundant if using SQUID?

by jwb

Tuesday March 20th, 2001 9:31 PM

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When using squid, many people turn off the local disk cache in Mozilla but most people leave the memory cache on.

What I'd like to know is if this cache rewrite is going to fix the many, many, numerous problems, crash and otherwise, with the old cache, or if it simply regresses all of the ones that already were fixed.