Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Insert Speed
Author Jim Starkey
At 09:20 PM 4/9/00 -0400, you wrote:
> Does the difference between level1 and level2 depend specifically on size?
>When I update a level2 blob and the new version is very small, it's stored
>as blob level0 if possible?

Strictly by size.

> Are these two types meaningful only to the engine itself? Are they
>visible/manageable in any way by an application?
>I understand I should ask Ann for that. ;-)

There are potentially very significant to the application. Keeping
segment boundaries made a great deal of sense in the DEC environment
where the architecture grew up, but are alien to the MS and Unix
worlds. I think serious thought should be given to deprecating
segmented blobs.

Jim Starkey