Geoip cache options patch

Igor Sysoev igor at
Mon Dec 20 21:41:28 MSK 2010

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 01:29:20PM -0500, Akins, Brian wrote:

> The attached patch allows you to change the geoip cache option in the
> config.  For example:
> geoip_country /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat mmap;
> Will use GEOIP_MMAP_CACHE.  The default is memory ( GEOIP_MEMORY_CACHE ),
> the same as today.  The mmap option can make a large difference in memory
> usage when using the large city data files.

Thank you for the patch.
How large bases do you use ? As far as I remember MaxMind bases are too
big, at least no more than 50M. I think this is not big issue to keep
it entirely in memory.

Igor Sysoev

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