Is it worth getting a cache card for the IIci?
Absolutely! The card makes an amazing difference in performance. However, this performance increase is reduced when an external monitor is used. For more information about extensive benchmarking with the IIci and cache cards, you can snag the benchmarking results via anon-ftp on redstar.dcs.qmw.ac.uk in archive/papers.
A/UX Frequently Asked Questions wrote:What is 'catsearchd'?
Under A/UX, 'catsearchd' is a Unix process that maintains a cache of MacOS File System information. Having this cache available greatly increases the performance of catalog searches made from the MacOS and an AppleShare client.
For each file cached, 'catsearchd' requires 200 bytes of memory, so if your File Systems are large, 'catsearchd' can be a real memory hog. One way to avoid this is to use the 'nocats' option in 'fstab' for mounted file systems.
Unless you are running A/UX as an AppleShare server, there's no need to run 'catsearchd'; in fact, it's better not to run it due due to it's memory and performance hits. (How does one disable it?)
pee-air wrote:csd:2:off:/etc/catsearchd # start catsearch daemon
Then simply restart A/UX.
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