[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] donating read-only api-mirrors

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sat Feb 7 04:05:41 GMT 2009


Matthias Julius wrote:
> Why would storing of the data be such a big overhead?  Especially
> comparing to storing everything in (limited) memory?  I think compared
> to all the other processing the API is doing writing the data to disk
> and then reading it again would not be so significant.

Sadly that is very significant because it becomes a serial process, thus 
introduces a bottleneck.

Stefan




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