Cache, cache, cache...too much cache!

seadrive

#1

Hello. I don’t know about you, but this seadrive is incredible! Too much cache! I visualize something and fill the cache; unloading something is filling the cache! It is not possible!. Even if I download something “heavy”, the cache automatically increases based on the “weight” of the file. How can it be solved?

PS. Setting the cache in the seadrive settings is practically useless, because even if you set 1gb, you find yourself with 4-5 GB of cache!


#2

Did you first try to delete all cache? I would think that after setting cache to 1 GB and if the cache is empty it should not get bigger than 1-2 GB.


#3

The problem is that the cache increases both when I copy something to seadrive and (above all) when I download … even though I set the cache to 1GB. I also wanted to disable it, but can’t.


#4

the GREAT seadrive problem is that it uses a lot, a lot of cache … continuously!


#5

I think what cache you mean is time snapshot of sea file, you can make the time snapshot short to decrease the ”cache” or you can just leave it alone, don’t worry about the cache course selfie is not dumb as you think.
By the way, time snapshot is the best function of sea life.


#6

Can you share your seadrive.log here? There should be some log messages about cache cleaning.


#7

As soon as I can, place the log. This problem, as far as I have seen, concerns only seadrive. I give you an example to clarify better (I don’t speak English).
Let’s say that I want to download a file from the server, about 10GB in size. From seadrive, I navigate in the folders as if it were an external hardisk connected to the computer, and I go to the folder where the file is present. Now, let’s suppose that I want to copy this file to a USB, when I go to copy this file the LOGICALLY data should only go to the USB. Instead they even go into my HDD on my computer! So it’s like the file goes first into my computer, and then from my computer goes to the USB. So we said that the file is 10GB large. During the copy I find myself in my HDD 7-8GB less! And this always happens for anything I want to copy. It’s not a nice thing!.. especially with SSDs. In fact I have an SSD and to save it from this MURDER every time I want to see or copy something, I’m not using seadrive anymore.

I hope I gave a little idea. Thanks and sorry for my english.


#8

but on an SSD I don’t think it’s “the maximum” write in the disk cache every time you copy something … don’t you think?


#9

Thank you for the suggestion. We’ll think about how to handle such case better. There are quite a few users asking the same question.


#10

Thank you. Obviously if they all ask the same question there will be a reason.
Obviously this also applies to the android app. In fact, for every photo I look at, I find it downloaded to my phone. In fact, for viewing the content I rely on other applications … I hate to say it, but unfortunately I can’t put myself to clear the cache every 10 minutes (I’m a guy who browses many files). Moreover, even for the upload I rely on another application as this is really unsatisfactory! Especially for uploading. Once I was uploading many files and suddenly my phone starts to freeze. Not knowing what was going on, I go into the settings to delete the ram and I see the unthinkable: to make the upload it had completely filled up the memory! And by memory I mean ROM, not RAM. In fact, I noticed that during the upload, seafile rediscovered the files. And the larger the files, the more memory was filled. In fact since then (as I have already said) I rely on another application and I find myself absolutely fine! I hope you take into consideration what I’m saying …