I haven't. One nice thing about Unix based OS's (and maybe Windows
does this, too, I just wouldn't know) is they tend to draft any unused
ram into service as a disk cache, so if you have a small set of
frequently read files, there's a decent chance it will be in RAM.
Obviously, having a ramdisk would give you more control over what's in
RAM at any given moment, but if you provision your server to have a
lot more RAM than it needs for applications, and if you aren't
generally doing a ton of disk IO on a lot of different files that
would cause the cache to turn over frequently, then there's a decent
chance you can just sit back and let the OS take care of it for you.
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Jonathan Vanasco