[Mongrel] Possible memory leak problem...

Will Green will at hotgazpacho.com
Sat Sep 1 13:46:18 EDT 2007

Not necessarily so, Ezra. Storing images in the database is perfectly 
legitimate.  However, just like Rails HTML views, you could implement 
caching of the images on the filesystem (i.e. write them to both the FS 
and the DB). Whatever action "renders" the image could take care of 
caching on the FS, serving the FS version if the DB version has, for 
example, the same MD5 hash as the one in the DB.

Yes, performance will be a bit less than pure FS, but backups are a 
whole lot simpler (just backup and restore the DB). Besides, servers are 
cheap compared to developers (just ask the 37s guys), right?

Will Green

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