Simple Image Based Persistence in Squeak

Jon Hylands jon at
Tue Jan 15 19:02:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:38:15 -0600, Jimmie Houchin <j.squeak at>

> Is Magma currently ready for 10s or 100s of GB of data?
> Or maybe soon?

I have no idea :-) I know that they guy who wrote it is pretty smart, and
if he has a "customer" with a large application, hopefully we can work
together to make it happen.

> Outside of moving from the all or nothing of the image, a what point
> (size) does the image start losing advantages as a data store?

I have no idea where that point is. I know that my application will be way
past that point, so I haven't really worried/though much about it.

> In that vein, is there a point where an image is larger than desired
> from a caching point of view?

Well, presumably when you run out of RAM on loading it...


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