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File Cache / Subst Drives

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The File Cache / Subst Drives tab allows you to specify the following:


set where cached information is stored and when it gets cleared

mappings between drive names and source code locations


The default settings are shown below:




Caching file locations


Thread Validator keeps a cache of known locations for files for which it needed to search, improving the speed at which files can be found.


Cache Directory instructionStep type directly or Browse to find a directory for Thread Validator to cache its information



By default, the cache is only flushed when the executable changes between sessions.


Flush cache at each new session instructionStep tick to flush the cache every session


This slightly slows down relaunch of the same executable, as the cache needs rebuilding.


Flush cache when executable changes instructionStep untick to prevent the cache being flushed at all  



When not automatically flushing, you can manually flush the cache if necessary:


Flush Cache instructionStep flush the cache now


note This is only possible when no sessions are in the session manager. The button will be disabled if any sessions are loaded.



Substitute drives


Some software development schemes have multiple rolling builds of their software, often enabled by using substituted disk drive naming schemes.


When you download the build to your development machine for development and testing, debugging information may reference disk drives that don't exist on your machine, for example, drive X: while your machine only has C:, D:, and E: drives.


These options let you remap the substitution so that the Thread Validator looks in the correct place for the source code.


Add instructionStep adds a row to the Subst Drives table instructionStep enter the name of a disk drive in the Drive column instructionStep click in the Path column instructionStep enter the path that is to be used to substitute for the drive name


For example, you might enter X:\ for the drive and e:\version2_1\release for the path.


You can double click to edit drives and paths in the table, or remove items:


Remove instructionStep removes selected substitutions from the list


Alternatively, press b_del to delete selected items, and b_ctrl + b_a to select all items in the list first.



Reset All - Resets all global settings, not just those on the current page.



Reset - Resets the settings on the current page.