[OSM-talk] osmarender tile server broken?
streetmap at blibbleblobble.co.uk
Sat Feb 24 16:13:14 GMT 2007
On Saturday 24 February 2007 16:00, matthew-osm at newtoncomputing.co.uk wrote:
> Hi - have just come up with a new plan on IRC (well, last night actually),
> which is to store files in a direct access archive and pull them out with a
> C program to serve them.
I thought the plan was to move _away_ from a database?
Putting a load of tiles in one file and having an application to access them
(with file-locking to make sure you can't read one tile while you write
another one) doesn't sound so different to MySQL, except for the non-standard
interface and choice of partitioning strategy.
I'm worried here about things like
* apache not being able to serve tiles directly
* upload script can't use the "move" command to insert a tile
* viewer script can't use the "file_exists" command to check for a tile
* huge amount of extra complexity
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