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Define Flush Cache

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:52 pm
by gtaus
I have downloaded a trial version of PrimoCache, primarily to speed up my file transfers. I have PrimoCache set to write only, deferred write. While trying out various latency periods, I reduced the time from 60 seconds to 40 seconds and received the notice that it would "Flush the Cache" and do I want to proceed. From the warning/message, I don't know if flushing the cache in PrimoCache writes the data to disc and saves the data on the way out or just deletes all data in the L1 cache and the data is lost forever. I don't want to automatically assume that PrimoCache would write deferred data when it performs a cache flush. Would you please define how PrimoCache performs the process of flushing cache with write deferred data in L1 cache - destructive or save to disc. Thank you.

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:36 am
by Support
"Flush the cache" means that PrimoCache writes all deferred write-data in the cache to the underlying physical disk.

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:28 pm
by gtaus
Thank you for clarifying the flushing process.

For newbies as myself, I would suggest that the PrimoCache warning message be reworded to state, instead of "flushing" that PrimoCache will "write cached data to disc" and exit - do you want to continue? Flushing, to me, sounded like it could be destructive, so I wanted to be sure I understood what you meant. Again, thank you.

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:19 pm
by idefix44
May be "newbies" like you can use a dictionnary...

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:56 am
by gtaus
Wow, I did not expect to get flamed on a question to tech support on your product that I am trying out before I buy. With support like that I know I will end my trial period now and NOT purchase your product. Goodbye to you and your product.

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:02 pm
by idefix44
Oops.
Sorry "support".
Seems to be bad for your business but if he need it he'll buy it...

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:32 pm
by rutra80
gtaus, idefix44 is not an official support representative, just an ordinary user.

Re: Define Flush Cache

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:44 am
by ph33rz
idefix44 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:19 pm
May be "newbies" like you can use a dictionnary...
maybe a*** like you should learn to spell before being a total d***. Besides what the hell does a dictionary have to do with him asking a question about this software and the flush data option if anything to me it sounds like it would flush the data from the cache and not write it to the disk. Also Yes i registered to comment on a 4 year old post idgaf ;) Simply tired of people getting shit on for asking a question.