Disk cache on local filesystem

Checkin of the week! A lot of people are gonna be exited about a checkin that just happend.

A patch in Bug 291033 - Enable support for profile temp directory on local filesystem has just been checked in. This means that Mozilla Firefox is now able to store it's cache on the local filesystem. This will have a big effect on installations where the profile is stored on a network drive. Fx in organizations where Mozilla Firefox is rolled out. This will limit the amount of network trafic and make Mozilla Firefox behave faster. Super cool job Darin!

The original bug 74085 - Disk cache should use local directory is one of the most commented and voted for bugs with more than 115 comments and 42 votes. The bug was opened in march 2001.

April 26, 2005 07:52 AM | Posted in Mozilla

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What's the difference between the two bugs?

Comment by David Tenser at April 26, 2005 11:27 AM | Permalink

I think 291033 was filed to avoid the attention the other bug had garnered: "I'm filing this bug here because I want to avoid the large CC lists on the
other bugs. I'll mark them up appropriately once this one is resolved."

Comment by starwed at April 26, 2005 07:19 PM | Permalink

Gemal, I'd love to see a sequel or a series called "Checkin of the week!". Very interesting!

Comment by kroxx at April 27, 2005 09:12 AM | Permalink

Kroxx: I'll try to post some of the interesting checkins

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 27, 2005 09:54 AM | Permalink

As with Kroxx, I'd also like to see the interesting checkins. Thanks Gemal! Much appreciated. I really enjoy reading about the progress being made. Especially when it's bugs with a high number of votes!

Comment by RichCorb at April 27, 2005 02:44 PM | Permalink

I'm testing Deer Park. How do you enable this? Is it in about:config or is it in how your start Firefox?

Site icon Comment by Scott at June 2, 2005 08:33 PM | Permalink

This is how you enable this feature. You have to be running Deer Park or later

1) First you go into the about:config and sets the following string pref:

Mine is currently set to:
c:\Documents and Settings\Henrik Gemal\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\

2) Now exit Mozilla Firefox and delete the cache directory in your current profile.

3) Start Mozilla Firefox

Your cache is now in another directory!

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at June 5, 2005 09:43 PM | Permalink

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