cache large static files in memory

Hua Su at
Wed Jun 24 10:18:18 MSD 2009

Thanks! So is there any guidance about how to configure cache behavior
of linux file systems to gain max performance?

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Gabriel Ramuglia <gabe at> wrote:

> The linux file system will cache recently or frequently used files in
> memory regardless, and the effect is similar in performance to an
> application level cache. A separate application level cache would not
> necessarily be desirable since the file system cache would largely
> have the same items in it anyway; storing them again in an application
> level memory cache would simply leave less total memory available to
> file caching or other uses.
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Hua Su< at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Does nginx support to cache static files in memory if it finds several
> large
> > files are requested frequently? If yes, how to control the cache? If not,
> is
> > there any simple way to implement a similar function?
> > --
> > Hua Su
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