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This is what I need: improve access time with small files of specific extension type, by making them pre-loaded in RAM.

I need this to speed up visual studio builds.

Does anybody know of a cache tool that can be configured like that?

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maybe this question is a better match for (buildsystems ...), but here are my 2 ct:

  • just put all the files of your sourcecode into a ramdisk.
  • buy ssd, from what i've heard it speeds up build times pretty well
  • buy something like incredibuild which caches compile results, compiles in the grid on multiple machines

and naturally, do all of the above.

at least i am not aware of something in the windows-OS to tell the filesystem - cacher to treat some files differently then others.

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