Cache Build Suggestion

By Mainframer | January 19th, 2009 | 1:42 pm

On a single processor laptop with a slow HDD, a cache rebuild robs other applications of needed resources, e.g. response times become sluggish.  It would be nice if there were an option to make a cache rebuild a low priority (or background) task. This would be particularly useful when during an idle timeout cache rebuild the computer is “awakened” by a mouse movement. In this case, an option that automatically lowers the priority of the cache rebuild would allow the user to continue to work with better responsiveness from the computer. Thanks.


4 Responses to “Cache Build Suggestion”

  1. Andrey Zarudnev
    Jan 20, 2009

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    Actually when you awake your computer the build cache process should terminate. Does this work on your laptop?

    In addition we’ve tried to lower the priority of this process once in early version 2 betas. The result was bad. Cache rebuild can take up to several hours cause normal priority tasks were delaying it constantly.

  2. Mainframer
    Jan 20, 2009

    If I remember correctly, I first noticed this when resuming from hibernation – the HDD activity light just never when out and the pc was running quite slowly. The cache build continued to completion, all this while I was looking around with the Process Explorer, opening the eBoostr control panel, etc.


  3. Andrey Zarudnev
    Jan 23, 2009

    OK, we will check what may go wrong. Thanks.

  4. Mainframer
    Feb 04, 2009

    What appears to be happening is that after waking from hibernating overnight, a cache rebuild is started. However, rather than the quick refresh I’d expect, the process takes more than 5 minutes (with a slow HDD). This suggests to me that the cache is being completely rebuilt rather than simply being updated with only changed entries.