Overview speeds and methods

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Tue Aug 13 08:35:47 UTC 2002

Katsuhiro Kondou <Katsuhiro_Kondou at isc.org> writes:

> In article <E17eQzW-0007fQ-00 at batzmaru.gol.ad.jp>,
> 	Christian Balzer <chibi at gol.com> wrote;
> } 1. Which is considered the overall fastest overview method? (I read that 
> } classic is best for readers)
> It depends on your enviroment.  How many articles are you fed?  How
> many simultaneous readers do you have?  I've noted many times on the
> list that the reason why I wrote buffindexed is that tradindexed was
> too slow to handle fullfeed on my test environment(signle disk :).
> ovdb is said to be fast but I've never compared to both on the same
> environment.  I was quite happy with my own implementation at my
> previous job, while others often reported on the list that buffer is
> corrupted.

Any chance you could write a few words on how ovdb works, so that
someone else could go in and try to find the problem?

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, THUS plc

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