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TITLE:

        FastCache

VERSION:

        1.1

AUTHOR:

        Philip D'Ath
        fido: Philip D'Ath at 3:774/605 (contact me here if you can)
        internet: pid@sol.cs.waikato.ac.nz (until approximately Dec. 93)

DESCRIPTION:

        FastCache is a fully associative cache for speeding up devices
        like hard drives.  Some of its features include:

        * Fully associate cache (one of the best algorithms)
        * LRU cache replacement policy (one of the best)
        * Can handle multiple drives
        * Can handle removable media
        * All cache settings are determined at run time
        * Optional write retention
        * Does not require large continuous chunks of memory
        * Uses a hashing system to locate date (one of the best)
        * Performs both forward and reverse prefetching
        * Will utilize the blitter to move data, if possible

NEW FEATURES:

        * Much faster.
        * GUI based statistical monitor.
        * Found a bug where if two or more copies of FastCache V1.0 were
          running, and one was quit then the other(s) could crash.
        * Found a bug in the write back monitor process.  This bug causes
          the cache to be flushed far more frequently than it was supposed
          to be (wasting time).
        * Added an ARexx port to control FastCache, and to allow
          statistical information to be obtained about the caches
          performance.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

        KickStart V2 or better is required, and at least 512Kb of
        free RAM, preferably 1Mb.  A device to cache (like a hard drive
        or a floppy drive).

HOST NAME:

        wuarchive.wustl.edu

DIRECTORY:

        /pub/aminet/disk/cache

FILE NAME:

        fcache11.lha

PRICE:

        A fee of $US20, $A20 or $NZ20 (whichever is most convenient)
        is requested after a three month trial period.

DISTRIBUTABILITY:

        FastCache is distributed under the concept of shareware.