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This is a Databank for using the lru-cache package as simple caching mechanism. It works best with the caching databank class.


Copyright 2013 E14N

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To create an lru-cache databank, use the Databank.get() method:

var Databank = require('databank').Databank;

var db = Databank.get('lrucache', {});

Note that the registered name is 'lrucache' (no hyphen). That's just the way the Databank driver mechanism works.

The driver passes its parameters through to the lru-cache constructor.

  • max The maximum size of the cache. Default Infinity, which is kind of pointless.
  • maxAge Maximum age of an item in ms. Default is null, meaning to not expire items.

You probably want to use the caching pattern driver to get the most out of this, in which case you'd do something like:

var Databank = require('databank').Databank;

params = {
    source: {
        driver: "disk",
        params: {dir: "/var/local/somedir"}
    cache: {
        driver: "lrucache",
        params: {max: 10000000}

var db = Databank.get('caching', params);

This will create a databank that uses the disk as the main store but caches 10Mb of data in the LRU cache.


Report bugs through Github.