optimising filesystem for many small files

Viji V Nair viji at fedoraproject.org
Sun Oct 18 12:51:53 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Jon Burgess <jburgess777 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 15:01 +0530, Viji V Nair wrote:
>> The application which we are using are modified versions of mapnik and
>> tilecache, these are single threaded so we are running 4 process at a
>> time.
> If your tiles use the OpenStreetMap / Google style 900913 projection
> then you could consider using mod_tile[1]. This renders and stores each
> block of 8 x 8 PNG map tiles inside a single file on the disk. This
> makes the storage and access much more efficient. It cuts down the
> number of files on the disk by 64 and allows nearby tiles to be read
> from a single file.
>        Jon
> 1: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mod_tile

we are using our own data set, not google map or openstreet map. Since
we are using mapnik layer I will surely give a try with this.
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