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Jeffrey Cohen > Genezzo > Genezzo::BufCa::BufCaElt

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NAME ^

Genezzo::BufCa::BufCaElt - Buffer Cache Element

SYNOPSIS ^

DESCRIPTION ^

A Buffer Cache Element contains an actual datablock plus some minimal state information: the blocksize, whether the block is in use, and whether the contents have been modified. BufCaElt clients can use GetInfo() to store and retrieve a hash of arbitrary information for each block.

ARGUMENTS ^

FUNCTIONS ^

GetInfo - return a reference to the info hash. BCFile uses this hash to store the filenum/blocknum info associated with the current BufCaElt.
GetContrib - return a reference to the info hash. BCFile uses this hash to store the filenum/blocknum info associated with the current BufCaElt.
_dirty - set/clear the "dirty" bit. Used to indicate if buffer has been modified.
_postinit - Pass a callback to the DirtyScalar tie so the "dirty" bit gets set automatically whenever the buffer is modified. Also, pass a reference to $self so DirtyScalar can use GetInfo to find the current filenum/blocknum and any other interesting information.
_pin - used to pin/unpin a block in the cache via the PinScalar tie. Blocks that are actively referenced must remain "pinned" in the buffer cache, but unreferenced blocks can be freed. If they are "dirty", the modified buffer must be written to disk, else the BufCaElt can simply be re-used.

EXPORT

LIMITATIONS ^

various

TODO ^

Deprecate GetInfo, convert to GetContrib.
Switch syshook methods to use _BCE_dirtyhook
get fileno, blockno info
deal with multiple pins on same block sanely. We shouldn't be maintaining a reference count scheme here. Shouldn't pin be <= 1, and the destroy cb should set it to zero when last reference is garbage collected?

AUTHOR ^

Jeffrey I. Cohen, jcohen@genezzo.com

SEE ALSO ^

perl(1).

Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeffrey I Cohen. All rights reserved.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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Address bug reports and comments to: jcohen@genezzo.com

For more information, please visit the Genezzo homepage at http://www.genezzo.com

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