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  1. WiredTiger
  2. WT-4131

Rename lookaside to cache overflow

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • None
    • 3.6.9, 4.0.3, 4.1.3, WT3.2.0
    • None
    • Storage Engines 2018-08-27, Storage Engines 2018-09-10

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      The cache overflow mechanism used by WiredTiger is referred to as the "lookaside table", which isn't very meaningful to non-WiredTiger developers. The name was originally chosen in case we chose to store other content in the same place - it's not seeming likely that we will make that choice at the moment, so I think it would be worthwhile to change the name to something more descriptive.

      If we don't change internal code names, I think we should at least re-word any statistics that refer to "lookaside".

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            neha.khatri Neha Khatri
            alexander.gorrod@mongodb.com Alexander Gorrod
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