FlushCache - flush volatile Vesta cache entries to the stable cache
FlushCache [ -n ]
FlushCache invokes the FlushAll method of the Vesta-2 cache server named in the user's Vesta-2 configuration file.
By default, FlushCache flushes any cache entries currently stored only in the cache server's volatile (in-memory) cache to the cache server's stable cache on disk. These entries will then appear in the cache's so-called MultiPKFiles, which are read by programs like PrintMPKFile(1) and VCacheStats(1). Since it involves reading and writing potentially many files, FlushCache may take a fair amount of time to complete.
If -n is specified, the name and port number of the cache that would be flushed is printed, but no action is taken.
Like most Vesta-2 applications, FlushCache reads site-specific configuration information from a Vesta-2 configuration file named vesta.cfg. The program first looks for this file in the current directory; if none is found there, it looks in your home directory.
The configuration file is divided into a number of sections, denoted in the file by [SectionName]. The variables used by FlushCache are in the section denoted by [CacheServer]. Here are the variables and their meanings; the types of the variables are shown in parentheses.
- Host (string)
- The hostname of the machine on which the cache server is running.
- Port (integer)
- The port number on host named by Host to contact. This allows multiple cache servers to be running on the same machine; each one listens on a different port for connections.
VCache(1), ChkptCache(1), PrintMPKFile(1), VCacheStats(1).
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Allan Heydon (firstname.lastname@example.org)Last modified on Thu Nov 8 12:40:15 EST 2001 by email@example.com modified on Fri Feb 28 10:50:43 PST 1997 by heydon