[BitTorrent] Tracker scrape extension proposal

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Jan 21 11:26:14 EST 2005


Marcel Popescu wrote:
>>From: Olaf van der Spek [mailto:OvdSpek at LIACS.NL]
> 
> 
>>>>High performance trackers don't use databases as primary storage.
>>>
>>>Oh? What do they use that's higher performance?
>>
>>Local memory in the tracker process itself (C++, not an option with PHP).
> 
> 
> Not to be overly pedantic, but any collection of organized data is, by
> definition, a database <g>. The way you store and access it is rather
> irrelevant. Not to mention that any DBMS worth anything (Firebird, anyone?)
> will cache frequently accessed data like a charm.

The access latency/penalty is still way higher than accessing a local 
variable.


 
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