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[Please Add] File Prefetch

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:34 pm
by EthicalDeviant
I'd really like to have an option to have PrimoCache prefetch an entire file to L2 cache as soon as it is accessed. I'd like this for my media files, which are often 8-12GB in length. (Maybe be able to set a file size limit for this to happen- i.e. > 1GB) I'd then like the prefetched data to be flushed after a user selectable period of time. As it is, I get no benefit from using PrimoCache on my media server as any number of media files may be accessed at once, multiple times a day totaling hundreds of GB easily. This would prevent a lot of hard drive wear from having to access multiple simultaneous files over hours of use.

This would make PrimoCache a MUST-HAVE for many people running media servers looking to extend the lives of their expensive enterprise drives.

Re: [Please Add] File Prefetch

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:44 am
by Jaga
We've asked for that exact feature in the past, and I believe Romex acknowledged it (though I'm unsure of the status on implementing it). Basically a right-click on file or folder with the context menu item allowing us to force it into the cache (and dump a corresponding amount of data that is the oldest/least accessed).

Hopefully they haven't forgotten about it :)

Re: [Please Add] File Prefetch

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:04 pm
by support
Yes, this feature is on the task list. Thank you all.