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19 Sep 2021 16:15:23 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Render to RAM / Ramdisk work driectory : Proof of concept  
From: clipka
Date: 8 Apr 2017 05:35:00
Message: <web.58e8ae375cabecfab76e39c80@news.povray.org>
Alain <kua### [at] videotronca> wrote:

> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just to say that I am experimenting with rendering an animation using a RAMDISK
> > (M$ iscsi virtual harddisk on 2012 R2 on RAM)
> >
> > Will export continuously the output to another HDD directory with robocopy.
> >
> > Thought that it would be a nice stepping stone for the implementation of bitcode
> > rendering (don't remember if it is the official computing term of a differential
> > re-parse)
> >
> > Will use a 43K (700 MB tga) for image_map and a max resolution output for file.
> > The storage of the povstate in RAM should give the performance a big boost.
> >
> > Devteam, do you see any possible catches with that RAMdisk tech ?
> >
> > Will keep updated probably after 17 april.
> >
> > A+
> >
> > Rod.
> >
>
> The *.povstate file is only needed if you want to be able to stop, then
> resume, a render. In the latest beta, it's possible to disable it. The
> drawback is that an interupted render can't be resumed.

For the records: Disabling the state file is achieved by specifying `-CC` or
`Create_Continue_Trace_Log=no`.


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