Genezzo::BufCa::BCFile.pm - A simple in-memory buffer cache for multiple files for a single process, without locking.
use Genezzo::BufCa::BCFile; # get a buffer cache my $bc = Genezzo::BufCa::BCFile->new(blocksize => 10, numblocks => 5); # register a file my $fileno = Genezzo::BufCa::BCFile->FileReg(FileName => 'file.dat'); # get back some block $bceref = $bc->ReadBlock(filenum => $fileno, blocknum => $blocknum); $bce = $$bceref;
The file buffer cache is a simple module designed to form the basis of a more complicated multi-process buffer cache with locking. The buffer cache contains a number of Buffer Cache Elements (BCEs), a special wrapper class for simple byte buffers (blocks). See L<Genezzo::BufCa::BufCa>. Note that this module does not perform space management or allocation within the files -- it only reads and writes the blocks. The caller is responsible for managing the contents of the file.
Takes arguments blocksize (required, in bytes), numblocks (10 by default). Returns a new buffer cache of the specified number of blocks of size blocksize.
Register a file with the cache -- returns a file number. Reregistering a file should return the same number.
Takes argument blocknum, which must be a valid block number, and the argument filenum, which must be a valid file number. If the block is in memory it returns the bceref. If the block is not in the cache it fetches it from disk into an unused block. If the unused block is dirty, then ReadBlock writes it out first. Fails if all blocks are in use.
Write a block to disk. Not really necessary -- ReadBlock will flush some dirty blocks to disk automatically, and Flush will write all dirty blocks to disk.
Write all dirty blocks to disk.
Discard all dirty blocks and replace with blocks from disk..
None by default.
Currently requires 2 blocks per open file.
Jeffrey I. Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright (c) 2003-2006 Jeffrey I Cohen. All rights reserved.
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