Best storage method for reader box

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Wed Apr 28 13:02:27 UTC 2004

Mike Zanker wrote:
> I'm looking for the best compromise between news reader speed and 
> expire times.
> My own experience so far is that tradindexed offers good performance 
> for readers (fast XOVER and NEWNEWS) but can take ages to expire.
> Timecaf gives a relatively quick expire but XOVER is horrendous on a 
> group with a few thousand unread articles.
> How are timehash and CNFS in this respect?

The main advantage of CNFS is that it keeps you from running out of disk 
space. This is such a huge advantage that I next properly tried anything 
else. Well, other than tradindexed when it was the only game in town.

On a reader machine you will probably not like any file per article 
storage under heavy load.

    -bill davidsen (davidsen at
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
  last possible moment - but no longer"  -me

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