November 21, 2002

Writing Data Safely with the CKPTFile Class

sing memory-mapped files can get you tremendous performance gains, but memory-mapped files are very delicate: any change is immediately reflected in the filesystem. This article describes a checkpointing system that lets you make atomic changes to a memory-mapped file, using techniques borrowed from the world’s commercial relational databases. This allows

Mock Pugilists Raise Fists Over Pet Shop

s is often the case in title fights, it didn’t really get interesting until the last round. On an otherwise uninspiring Monday night, in the grand ballroom of a Redwood City, CA hotel, I was listening, against my will, to every bad song that ever made it into a “Rocky”