Cache over Gdrive?



I’m just wondering what benefits, if any, there are to wrapping a gdrive mount with a cache (and then encrypting it) over just using the gdrive mount (and then encrypting), considering the VFS cache functionality present in the mount.
It seems the documentation for cache hasn’t been updated in a while and I don’t quite know what the state of it is.


Cache allows you to use local storage to keep chunks of things persistent for a configured period of time. This allows for reuse.

Without the cache, it’s all downloaded and only kept in memory while it is used.

Depends on your use case. The vfs backend is faster. Cache is a little slower.