Nginx Caching strategy

cachenewbie nginx-forum at
Wed Oct 13 18:17:44 MSD 2010

Thanks Maxim, Guzman.

I think storing responses directly in disk makes it easy to store and
retrieve from different process contexts. However, if the storage space
is huge (in TB) and if the disk storage media is SSD, write avoidance is
something that should be considered. In this case, small files can be
stored in memory cache to speed up access to frequent webcontent and
cachemanager can try to store big blocks to disks when evicting content
from memory cache. Having memory cache and disk cache separated will
make more sense in such a case.  I was trying to figure out if Nginx
supported that concept.

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