[ccache] What policy does ccache use to evict cached entries?

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Sat Jul 17 00:40:41 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 03:34:51PM -0700, Eric Hanchrow wrote:

> I realize that I could answer this myself by reading the source, but
> am lazy enough to ask anyway ...

You don't even need to do that!  The answer is in the manual page.

> ... if my cache has hit its maximum size, does ccache delete old
> entries to make room for new ones?  Does it simply stop caching new
> results?  Or what?

       When the [cache size] limits are reached ccache will reduce the 
       cache to 20% below the numbers you specified in order to avoid 
       doing the cache clean operation too often.

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