Suggest for a new tool: optimal cycbuff format/layout tool

Joe St Sauver JOE at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
Wed Feb 14 15:48:40 UTC 2001


Here's a suggestion for any of you budding INN tool writers:
how about putting together an optimal cycbuff formatting and
layout tool? E.g., assume that you have half a terabyte of 
space as N spools of X GB each, hung from Y controllers. 

The task for this tool would be to take information about the
available disks, information about the desired relative
allocation of disk space to article categories, perform
throughput analysis of the available disks, and to then
suggest a layout (or even do the dd's to make the partitions).
It should check for, detect and report any potential
impediments to large file support, and it should generally
attempt to codify/capture best known rules of thumb associated
with laying out news spools....

Just a thought,

Regards,

Joe


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