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nightly file_hashmap

A file-backed version of the libcollections HashMap

1 unstable release

Uses old Rust 2015

0.1.0 Jan 28, 2017

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File-backed HashMap

This code is a slightly changed version of the HashMap from libcollections. For the original version see libcolletions.

The only difference is how memory is allocated. Specifically this versions allocator uses file-backed memory (effectively swap).

This is probably a bad idea, but could be useful in situations where you plan to allocate huge HashMaps, but do not want to depend on your systems swap. There might be several reasons for this:

  • You do not have enough swap to run your program , and uses this library as a way to temporarily increase your capacity.

  • You do not have any swap at all, as you have enough memory to support your normal usage.

  • You do not wish to minimize the performance impact of running the code, but not forcing other processes to swap and drop their caches as the HashMap claims all your memory. I have not tested how well this works in practice.

Right now this only works on Linux 3.11 and higher, since it uses the O_TMPFILE flag.


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